Mental Health

Julie Burton Law works with clients who are detained under the Mental Health Act, including people detained in acute services, forensic services or rehabilitation services and those subject to a community treatment order (CTO) or held under guardianship.

Julie Burton Law does this by:

  • Providing advice and representation at Mental Health Review Tribunals
  • Assisting at Hospital Managers' hearings
  • Obtaining after care services
  • Drawing up Advance Decisions (previously known as living wills or advance directives)
  • Working with people who lack mental capacity (including their family and carers)
  • Providing high quality training to mental health professionals

Non means tested legal aid is available to all those detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 who are appealing to the Mental Health Review Tribunal.

Case studies

L - client detained under section 3 Mental Health Act 1983 transferred to medium secure unit due to risk of absconding and aggression. Application made to Hospital Managers and to Mental Health Review Tribunal. Analysis of evidence of aggression carried out. Discharge secured at Hospital Managers hearing.

L - Police involved in client's first admission in highly disturbed state. Responded well to treatment and indicated willingness to co-operate voluntarily. Once settled, no evidence of risk to self or others. With support of family, discharge home secured at Mental Health Review Tribunal.

Testimonial

'I was very pleased with your help and guidance'
- A

'You do a great job'
- D

'Your level of service was very good'
- G

To contact our mental health law experts:

Email post@julieburtonlaw.co.uk or phone 01248 364750

 

Julie Burton Law will access 'Legal Aid' for all who qualify 01248 364750 / post@julieburtonlaw.co.uk
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