Angela Dainton

Mental Health Litigation Executive

T: 01733 882866

Service Area(s):

  • Mental Health


  • Peterborough

Angela joined Hunt & Coombs in March 2018 after previously working as the Senior Mental Health Act Administrator in a large Mental Health hospital, where she obtained a Certificate in Mental Health Law and Practice (with distinction). She has vast experience of dealing with vulnerable patients, senior consultants and other professionals involved with those detained under the Mental Health and Mental Capacity Act.

Angela is a qualified mental health legal practitioner and forms part of our Mental Health Team. She attends clients in hospital who are detained under a section as well as clients who have been discharged from hospital and are now subject to a Community Treatment Order. She regularly appears before the Mental Health Tribunal representing clients legal interests.

Her work includes:

  • Advising patient's on their right's under the Mental Health Act;
  • Representing patients at Hospital Managers Hearings and attending CPA Reviews and section 117 discharge planning meetings;
  • Advising on the prospect of success at Mental Health Tribunal;
  • Representing in Tribunals.

Angela is member of the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation Scheme.