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Mental Capacity

Please visit our dedicated Court of Protection Department

Our Mental Capacity Act expertise includes:

  • The person who is deemed to lack capacity to make a decision about the relevant issue
  • Relatives and friends of the person deemed to lack capacity to make a decision about the relevant issue
  • The Official Solicitor

Legal Aid is available for representation at court for deprivation of liberty challenges, so the person who is deprived of their liberty or the person challenging this on their behalf will not have to pay. We will do a detailed assessment, to see if Legal Aid is available for other advice and representation we give.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has made changes to the Mental Health Act complaint process in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The CQC are prioritising complaints from or about people who are currently detained on an inpatient ward in hospital and aim to ‘identify ways to help support people through our Mental Health Act monitoring, resulting in a quicker resolution to their complaint or concern’. All other complaints will be reviewed but may be paused due to coronavirus.

You can email or call 03000 616161 to make a complaint.

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