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MENTAL HEALTH ADVICE

 

Most of our clients are mental health service users, former mental health service users, their carers or relatives.  We therefore have a long history of providing legal advice services to this vulnerable group.

 

However, as we no longer hold a Legal Aid contract to deliver mental health advice services ourselves, we have referral links with external mental health lawyers who work in private practice.  Where necessary, you may be able to meet one of these mental health lawyers at our offices in Springfield University Hospital, by appointment.

 

These lawyers may be able to represent clients who are in-patients and wish to challenge their detention under section.  They can also able to give more general advice on these patients’ rights on treatment and detention conditions, as well as specialist advice and assistance with:

 

  • A Tribunal application or hearing
  • Treatment and/or medication options
  • Leave and after-care provision
  • Care-home and support charges
  • Applications to the Court of Protection

It is best to contact our office at Springfield University Hospital on: 0208 767 6884 to find out more and/or to arrange an appointment.

 

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