Mental Health Issues

Mental Health Issues

We understand that dealing with a mental health problem can be difficult and that the law surrounding the issue of mental health can be complicated. We therefore aim to be there to guide you and your loved ones through the legal procedures surrounding your section, leaving you to concentrate on getting better and returning to your life outside of the hospital.

Our specialist solicitors can:

  • Represent you at Hospital Manager's meetings;
  • Represent you at Mental Health Review Tribunals; and
  • Represent you in appeals from decisions of the Tribunal.

The Mental Health Review Tribunal considers the cases of any person who is detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and free publicly funded legal help is provided for all patient’s representations at these Tribunals. For more information please see the frequently asked questions sections below:

  • For questions relating to Police Powers under the Mental Health Act 1983 please click here.
  • For questions relating to Section 2 of the Mental Health Act 1983 please click here.
  • For questions relating to Section 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983 please click here.
  • For questions relating to Section 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983 please click here.
  • For questions relating to Section 41 Restriction Orders under the Mental Health Act 1983 please click here.
  • For questions relating to Community Treatment Orders please click here.
  • For questions relating to the Procedure of a Mental Health Review Tribunal please click here.
  • For questions relating to Aftercare Following a Section please click here.

If you have any further questions or require advice please contact us on 01733 882800 or by using the link below.

Contact

Richard Boucher

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Accreditations

We are accredited in a number of areas to provide you with the confidence that you will receive the highest quality legal advice and service.

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