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Mental health issues

We act for a significant number of the UK’s private sector psychiatric bed providers, and have developed a national reputation as experts in the field of mental health law.

Our team advises on the operation of the Mental Health Act, the impact of latest cases and government reforms and on all aspects relating to the treatment and detention of the mentally ill and people with learning disabilities.

Emergency advice

As legal advice on mental health issues is often required urgently, we provide immediate telephone advice on such matters. In addition, we have established a 24-hour helpline service to provide support around the clock. If you would like to have this facility available for your staff, please contact Andrew Parsons.

Training for staff

In addition to legal advice and assistance with mental health issues, we can also provide training to care staff, junior doctors and hospital managers.

Meet our team Mental health law briefings Care home briefings