Mental Health

Dealing with a mental health issue can be frightening and distressing both for patients and their friends, relatives, and carers. And it’s not just health, social and personal impact, mental illness can also have legal consequences including involuntary detention under the Mental Health Act.

The Mental Health Act allows individuals deemed to have a mental disorder to be detained and given treatment without their permission, covering conditions such as schizophrenia and depression.

In what is often a stressful and worrying time, getting the right legal advice is crucial when dealing with mental health matters. At Danbar Solicitors, we are committed to providing the very highest standard of care. With a wealth of knowledge, experience, and understanding on our side, our dedicated body of solicitors specializing in Mental Health Law are fully equipped to assist you.

Our highly experienced team can provide assistance with all sections under the mental health act including, but by no means limited to:

  • Section 2 detention for assessment and treatment
  • Section 3 detention for treatment
  • Section 7 Guardianship
  • Section 17A Community Treatment Orders
  • Section 37 Hospital Orders
  • Section 47 transfer from prison

We can also provide assistance with:

  • Representation at Mental Health Tribunals
  • Representation at Hospital Managers Meetings
  • Nearest Relative powers
  • Presenting medical, forensic, and scientific evidence
  • Appeals against decisions made by the Mental Health Tribunal to the Upper Tier Tribunal
  • Unlawful detention
  • Displacing a Nearest Relative
  • Community care issues
  • Human rights issues

Of course, it’s not just those suffering from mental health problems themselves that require assistance, but also friends, relatives, and carers, who may be indirectly affected.

If you require any information or advice in the field of Mental Health Law, please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 8961 0045 or free phone number 0800 468 10 11. Our dedicated team of professionals is highly trained and experienced, and always ensures that they take a sensitive and understanding approach to each and every case.

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