About Mental Health
We understand that mental health issues can have a major impact upon the lives of those affected and also upon the lives of their loved ones.
Capacity matters are dealt with in the Court of Protection. This court has jurisdiction to make orders for persons who are deemed to lack capacity in the following areas:
Mental Health Tribunals
The Mental Health Tribunal is the Court which has the power to discharge and make recommendations for persons detained in hospital under a section of the Mental Health Act.
High Court Challenges
We are able to advise and represent clients challenging the decisions of local authorities or health authorities as to a lack of services and support. The team’s work particularly covers the inappropriate closures of care homes and the abrupt transfer of residents. This has included work for the Official Solicitor on behalf of incapacitated clients.