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Mental Health

As both in-house lawyers and in private practice, we have dealt with a very wide range of issues in the area of mental health. This has included:-

  • Advising, preparing the documentation and representing the local authority on applications under S29 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA)
  • Advising on the local authority’s powers and duties under S117 of the MHA.
  • Legal issues relating to capacity and compulsory detention
  • The care programme approach
  • Protection of vulnerable adults
  • Advising and representing the local authority on issues relating to capacity,
  • Ensuring the local authority’s practice and procedures comply with the Human Rights Act 1998
  • Advising on the practice and procedure relating to Mental Health Review Tribunals
  • Making applications to and handling cases in the Court of Protection
  • Advising on the law, guidelines and policy documents relating to joint working and partnership boards
  • Ensuring equality of access and service provision
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