Wrongful Detention Under the Mental Health Act

Wrongful Detention

The law sets out safeguards to ensure that detentions under the Mental Health Act are necessary. Professionals should ensure that alternatives are considered such as voluntary admission. Most detentions under section are legal. The proper way to challenge whether a section is needed is by an application to the independent Mental Health Tribunal which forms the best safeguard to protect a patient’s rights.

In a very few cases detentions are not valid. Your solicitor will always check the section papers which are application and supporting forms to make sure they have been completed correctly. The law allows for minor errors to be corrected but sometimes there is a major issue which means the detention is not valid. Examples can be where the wrong nearest relative was consulted or not consulted at all, (and an explanation of why they were not consulted is not given) forms unsigned or the wrong name for the patient.

If a hospital discovers a patient has been wrongfully detained they can assess whether a fresh application for a section could be made. This would not correct an earlier error but the new section would probably be valid.

We have experience of advising people who have been wrongfully detained and hospitals and social workers who are facing a possible claim. Wrongfully detained patients may be entitled to compensation.


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“My family and I honestly have no words to describe how thankful we are to have had Salma Khan as our Lawyer. Salma has helped us all the way through and she genuinely cares for all her clients and doesn’t give up in anything. Salma’s service is truly 5 stars and would recommend it to anyone who is in need of an amazing lawyer.

We went through many hardships with our case having mistakenly overstayed but Salma’s extremely hard work still got me and my mum indefinite leave to remain. This is going to be appreciated for a very long time and she is a very skilled lawyer who knows everything in her field and would recommend her to anyone and everyone.

Thanks again Salma we will always remember you for what you did for us.”

 

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Now, My Son Can Travel Around Europe

Dear Salma,

I remember meeting you at CAB in Milton Keynes in April 2018 where I took your business card and made contact again earlier on in this year to follow up on my son’s application for citizenship. That notwithstanding, you dealt with my application very professionally and over the phone and emails. I had no need to visit your office. Documents which required posting were mailed out to you. 

Your help was invaluable. You were clear with all the requirements I needed, you spent time researching the required clause for this home office application which was literally honoured out the secretary of state’s discretion. It can only be a good or rather an outstanding application to win over this discretion. My son is over the moon at least now he can travel around Europe and not feel alienated before his mates as he has never had memories of being abroad, in a flight or attending trips beyond England.

Once again, thank you so much and as soon as I raise money for my remaining two kids, I shall be in contact again to make their application. You did, pretty much an amazing job. I’m so pleased.

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You Stood By Me And Fought The Battle

Thank you very much Salma for all the help, services and above all the support you gave me throughout the time of my application until you made sure I got my stay. I really don’t know what I would have done without you because before I met you I was hopeless and didn’t think I’d get my stay! But after my first meeting with you, you gave me courage and hope that everything would be okay.You assured me that you would make sure I got what I deserved and here I am today smiling and so happy because like you told me from the beginning, you stood by me and fought the battle with my daughter and I.

We both shall forever be grateful to you and I feel as if though the word thank you is not enough compared to what you did for us. Please continue helping more people out there and giving them the courage and support you showed to my daughter and I. Once again, Thank you very much for Everything and May God continue Blessing you.

 

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14 Years Struggle With Immigration Status

I was involved in a lengthy struggle with my immigration status for almost 14 years and I had sought legal advice from six different solicitors in the past with no success. However, as soon as I started working with Salma from Pickup and Scott Solicitors my case was smooth sailing from there. Salma was very supportive and she always gave me the best advice and ensuring she always gave me updates about my case.

Salma made this process easier and made me feel at ease when she was handling my case. After only working with Salma for a year I was finally given my immigration status to remain in the UK. I remember just before Salma submitted my documents to the Home Office she told me that she had submitted the best application she could and she really did give it her best shot as I was finally approved!

Salma has truly been outstanding and I can only imagine what it would have been like if I had worked with her from the beginning. Nonetheless, I am very grateful for all she has done and would highly recommend her.


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Salma Khan won the Award for Rising Star in Law at the British Muslim Awards 2019!

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Indefinite Leave To Remain Case

“At that time your help and support meant a lot to me because I was totally broken and shattered. I didn’t know where I stood and what would happen next. You helped me and gave me so much support and got me my indefinite leave to remain and I am really thankful for that. God bless you Salma.”

Mrs K

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Thank You So Much Salma

“After going through the struggles of finding the right person to deal with my immigration matter, I came across Salma Khan who works for Pickup & Scott Solicitors in 2018.

I have been through 4 different legal advisers who failed to solve my immigration problem and I spent a lot of money on it. Once I met this lady, from day one, she organised each and every step very carefully and got me my much awaited settlement.

Her communication level is excellent. She assisted me very well and lighted up my life. I will recommend her to everyone and tell them to contact her to fulfil your immigration dreams.”

Ms E