Protecting the rights of clients who are detained under the various sections of the Mental Health Act is a specialist area for David Pickup and his team. We have many years of experience in advising in all matters relating to Mental Health Law. We represent clients who are detained under the Mental Health Act including people who have faced serious criminal cases including murder. Tribunals have the power to discharge patients and in certain case make recommendations for transfer to another hospital or leave. Some clients are not able to make applications and their cases are referred for them.
We also provide assistance at Care Programme Approach meetings, Hospital Managers Hearings and S.117 Aftercare meetings. We have acted for patients, nearest relatives, hospitals and victims.
As with all clients, we take the time to fully understand the details of your case and to clearly explain the options. We will be on hand to guide you through the process, to offer practical support and legal representation.
As relatives and carers are often directly involved in cases of Mental Health Law, we can also offer advice to others who form your support network.
Legal aid is non-means tested for all tribunal work for patients. We will be open about all charges, so there is no risk of receiving an unexpected bill.
Pickup & Scott Solicitors is accredited by Mental Health Review Tribunal