Independent Mental Capacity Advocates
Court of Protection
If you are appointed as an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) or Relevant Person’s Representative (RPR), you may need access to reliable legal advice as part of your responsibilities.
Benefit from the support, advice, experience and representation of Cartwright King’s Mental Capacity Solicitors to help challenge decisions or a Deprivation of Liberty made against someone you’re appointed to represent.
For honest, compassionate legal advice, get in touch with Cartwright King, today.
How Cartwright King Can Help IMCAs and RPRs
As an IMCA or RPR, there’s a lot of pressure on you to fulfil your duties and act in the best interests of someone whose decisions are made for them because they don’t have the mental capacity to decide for themselves.
Cartwright King supports professionals, family members and friends who are appointed as IMCAs or RPRs, with extensive experience of dealing with both. At the heart of everything we do is the person who lacks capacity.
We can help with:
- Reviewing and challenging a Deprivation of Liberty Authorisation
- Bringing Court of Protection proceedings on behalf of someone who lacks mental capacity
- Disputes about a person’s capacity to make particular decisions
- Disputes about what is in a person’s best interests.
Benefit From a Free, Initial Telephone Conversation
As an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate or Relevant Person’s Representative, it’s always best to get legal advice when challenging decisions made on behalf of someone who does not have the mental capacity.
Having experienced Mental Capacity Advocate on your side makes all the difference to the outcome because you’re better prepared, the legalities are clearly explained to you and you have a strategy to help you move forward.
That’s why Cartwright King offers a free, initial telephone conversation. There’s no substitute for speaking to one of our specialist Mental Capacity Solicitors to get the right advice and ensuring that you’re acting in the best interests of the person you’re representing.
For immediate action, contact us for your free* initial discussion.
The discussion is completely informal and confidential, and is an opportunity for us to:
- Get to know you
- Understand your situation
- Advise you on legal fees
- Agree how you want to proceed
*Please be aware that this is a ‘get to know you’ call and no detailed advice will be given.
Why Choose Cartwright King For Legal Advice?
We listen, we understand and we care about the legal rights of all people that we represent. We know the burden that comes with serving as an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate or Relevant Person’s Representative.
That’s why we’re committed to lightening the load and helping IMCAs and RPRs navigate the legalities of any decisions that affect a person’s life, ensuring that they’re treated with respect and dignity throughout the case, and the best interests of those you’re representing are protected.
When you need us most, we’ll be there to offer sound, sensible legal advice and sure guidance.
We’re a trusted, resourceful Legal 500 top tier law firm with specialist solicitors that are calm under pressure, giving you legal support that you can count on, no matter how complex your case.
Legal Aid may be available to cover the cost of legal representation in the Court of Protection. This means that a person’s legal costs could be wholly or partially paid from the Legal Aid Agency.
If someone is subject to a Deprivation of Liberty and wishes to challenge this, they have the right to non-means tested Legal Aid. In other cases, they could be eligible for means-tested Legal Aid.
Cartwright King will always advise whether Legal Aid is available.
However, if a person is ineligible for Legal Aid, Cartwright King will discuss private fee paying options and payment plans. The priority is ensuring that you have access to the highest standard of legal representation.