Duties of Public Authorities
Cutbacks Have Devastating Effects
Under current financial constrictions many public authorities have been cutting corners and not providing services which match their legal responsibilities. These cutbacks can hit both those in the community and those placed in residential and care home placements. Inadequate and reduced services can have devastating effects on those suffering from mental disorders and the families and friends providing care and support. We also have experience in other areas, and can assist with prisoners with mental disorders inappropriately detained in prison, rather than being in secure hospital receiving the treatment they need.
We have extensive skill in successfully challenging all such decisions.
More Support When You Need It
We may be able to provide home visiting to those unable to visit our offices.
The Legal Aid Scheme
Wherever clients qualify for legal aid we will offer representation under the legal aid scheme, which can be free, without contribution in certain circumstances. Where legal aid is not possible we will offer privately funded representation, which will be competitively priced, and on occasions by previously agreed fixed fee.