Mental Health & Social Care Law

Our Service to you

We can provide a high quality legal advice service in relation to mental health and social care law.  We have extensive experience of cases where a client’s mental health was a significant issue,  including

  • employment and equality (disability discrimination, capability and harassment issues)
  • family (contact and residence orders)
  • crime (fitness to plead, relevance to criminal responsibility and hospital orders)

We also have experience of matters involving the Mental Health Act 1983 (admission for assessment and treatment, detained offenders, community treatment orders etc.) and the Mental Capacity Act 2005, in relation to determining capacity and deprivation of liberty safeguards.

Simon Robinson has extensive experience of advising in relation to community care cases, particularly those involving individuals with dementia where capacity is a key issue, and NHS Continuing Care. Simon’s Graduate Certificate in Psychology can be an advantage when reviewing complex reports from psychologists and psychiatrists.  Simon also has experience of safeguarding cases involving vulnerable adults. Simon Robinson is a member of the Mental Health Lawyers Association.

Our approach to Mental Health and Social Care

We appreciate that cases involving mental health issues can be complex and challenging.  We aim to work as part of a team to deal with these points effectively and to support both our lay clients and solicitors instructing us in order to achieve the best outcome possible.  From our experience, we understand that expert evidence is a key part of these cases and we are accustomed to working cooperatively with mental health professionals to draw on their expertise.

Publicly funded work

We are happy to undertake publicly funded work.

Direct Access work

The following Members of the Team undertake Direct Access work:

Simon Robinson

Appointments

David Aubrey QC has been the Legal Member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales for over 10 years.