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.

Emergency measures for mental health patients during Covid-19

Read more on our information for patients detained under the Mental Health Act during the coronavirus pandemic here.

Mental Health Issues Lawyers

Sarah Rein BA MSc


Richard Boucher LLB

Senior Associate - Team Leader Mental Health

Andy Cave LLB


Katie Horn LLB


Kashif Khan LLB

Associate - Team Leader Crime


Mauro Maselli LLB



Rachael Bridges was amazing throughout my case, she clearly understood the law and made clear recommendations for the path forward. She was knowledgeable and able to answer my many questions quickly and efficiently. I can’t recommend Rachael enough for helping me through a very difficult time.

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Richard Boucher LLB

Senior Associate - Team Leader Mental Health

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