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Mental health

We have a national reputation as experts in the field of mental health law. We act for numerous mental health NHS trusts and a significant number of private sector psychiatric providers across the country.

Our work includes operation of the Mental Health Act, mental capacity law and safeguards, issues regarding consent to treatment, detention, policy review and preparation, and representation at tribunals and inquests.

24-hour helpline

Our clients work in a challenging environment and are subject to a complex set of laws and regulations.

They rely on our lawyers for expert, clear and, quite often, rapid advice and representation on difficult legal and practical issues relating to the treatment and detention of the mentally ill, whether in high, medium or low security hospitals or living in the community.

Often this specialist advice is needed outside office hours, for which we offer a 24-hour helpline.

We keep our clients up-to-date with legal developments through our monthly mental health law briefings, lectures, seminars and annual mental health law conference. We also provide training.

Meet our team Mental health law briefings

We are approved suppliers on the NHS Shared Business Services and Commercial Solutions frameworks.