Health & Welfare
Mental health solicitors with compassion
Cartwright King’s specialist Mental Health Lawyers understand the complexities and issues involved in mental health cases and that this can be a distressing time for those affected. That’s why our dedicated team offers a fully focused, compassionate approach to your case to ensure that wishes are heard and understood and your legal rights are met.
For sensitive, straightforward legal support, get in touch with our Mental Health Team today.
We can also help with…
- Sections 38, 41(5) Notional Hospital Order, 45A and 48
- Representation at the Mental Health Tribunal and Hospital Managers Meetings
- Working with independent experts to examine and present medical, forensic and scientific evidence
- Appeals to the Upper Tier Tribunal of decisions by the Mental Health Tribunal
- Advice on proceedings to displace a Nearest Relative
- Advice on aftercare following discharge from hospital
- Advising on complex forensic cases in the high secure hospital estate
Benefit from a free, initial telephone conversation
Legal issues involving mental health require a sensitive, supportive approach. Cartwright King’s compassionate solicitors offer a free, initial discussion. With your liberty at stake, there’s no substitute for speaking to a specialist solicitor.
We’re here to ensure that you’re not alone. For immediate action, contact us today 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
- Agree how you want to proceed
*Please be aware that this is a ‘get to know you’ call and no advice will be given.
Why choose Cartwright King?
We listen, we understand and we genuinely care about protecting the legal rights of vulnerable individuals.
The wellbeing of you or your loved one comes first at Cartwright King. Our specialist Lawyers are members of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme, which means they have been independently accredited as specialists in Mental Health.
This means that you will benefit from trusted advice and representation that empowers you to face mental health disputes with a strong legal backing.
We’re committed to defending your legal rights and ensuring that you’re treated with respect and dignity throughout your case. 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 counsel that you can count on, no matter how complex your case.
For mental health cases, you might be able to secure Legal Aid for representation before the Mental Health Tribunal, without being subject to a means test. For matters not brought before the Tribunal, your eligibility for Legal Aid is subject to a means test.
We can explain the eligibility criteria to you, and if you meet the requirements, we can act for you free of charge.
Coronavirus and the Care Quality Commission
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 is prioritising complaints from or about people who are currently detained on an inpatient ward in hospital and aims to ‘identify ways to help support people through Mental Health Act monitoring, resulting in a quicker resolution to a complaint or concern’.
All other complaints will be reviewed, but may be paused due to coronavirus. You can email email@example.com or call 03000 616161 to make a complaint.