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Mental Health Law

Mental Illness can be distressing for sufferers and their relatives. It can have consequences such as involuntary detention in hospital under the Mental Health Act.

It is important that patients and relatives obtain expert advice. We are contracted with the Legal Services Commission and approved by the Law Society to provide Mental Health legal advice.

We are available to deal with Mental Health Tribunals throughout the South East at short notice and you can contact any of our offices for assistance.

Ramon Pape, Sophie Withers, Pippa Sadhra and Nick Taylor are all members of the Law Society Mental Health Review Tribunal panel, accredited to deal with such matters.

We have experience in Section 2, Section 3, Section 37/41 restriction hearings, guardianship applications and applications for discharge from Community Treatment Orders.

Non means tested Legal Aid is always available to a detained  patient.

If you are the nearest relative of someone detained under the Mental Health Act then you have rights under the Mental Health Act and and may be eligible for Legal Aid yourself.

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