The Mental Health Act 1983 allows the authorities to prescribe treatment for individuals judged to be mentally disordered and to detain them in hospital against their will.
To have such an order made can be confusing and worrying for those subject to such orders and their families. Legal advice and assistance from experienced Solicitors in Mental Health issues can help those faced with such difficulties. We can help with representation at Mental Health Tribunals, Hospital Managers hearings, advising and assisting at Care Programme Approach meetings to help plan discharge from hospital, acting in Court of Protection proceedings, helping you and those closest to you where Deprivation of your liberty is at stake, Judicial Reviews of unlawful decisions, advising nearest relatives of their powers and options, acting for prisoners with Mental Health issues and in criminal appeals.
Legal Aid funding is available for those facing issues under the Mental Health Act.
If you need help or advice, complete the form and one of our experts will get back to you to discuss your issues or phone one of our offices.