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Town Hall Chambers
St Runwald Street
Essex CO1 1DS

T 01206 576151
F 01206 761916

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Jackson Road
Essex CO15 1JA

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Essex CO15 1JA

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Mental Health

Mental Health and Incapacity issues require a qualified and seasoned hand and that is exactly what clients can expect when working with the professionals at John Fowlers Solicitors.

This area of law includes acting for clients who are detained in hospital under a section of the Mental Health Act.

We provide legal advice about Guardianship Orders and Supervised Community Treatment Orders (CTO’s). Our experienced team also represent clients in connection with Mental Health Tribunal hearings, and assist with Hospital Managers meetings and Care Planning meetings (CPA’s).

In some cases, a close relative of a patient or particular service user may have an issue which requires legal advice. John Fowlers Solicitors can assist with different treatment or medication issues, mental capacity issues, care and aftercare issues.

Informal or voluntary patients also have certain rights, which may require our expertise too.

Free legal aid is available for all tribunal hearings, and for other work, it may be available subject to a means test.

We provide delicate and independent advice to those detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, the Mental Capacity Act 2005, as well as those currently living the community with mental health related issues. We also have ample experience assisting or representing at Hospital Managers Hearings and Mental Health Review Tribunal Hearings. Our people will also attend at the Care Programme Approach (CPA) and Section 117 Aftercare meetings to support our client’s best interests.

Our team of experts are approachable and efficient, ensuring our clients receive an excellent service that guarantees their legal rights are met with the utmost respect and dignity. For more information about this area of law, contact Sharon Coomber through the details above.

Get in Touch

Sharon Coomber

T 01206 715670
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Tinashe Tandayi

T 01206 715670

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  • "Dear Kim, I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for the tremendous, and very kind, support you have provided in seeing through this unexpectedly tricky sale to this point. We are in agreement that you really have gone above and beyond with your help and advice."

  • "I cannot thank you enough, Sarah and Karen, for all you have done for me over the last few months.  I know it is what you both do but I feel you went above and beyond, I felt safe in your care and that meant a lot during what was a difficult time for me."

  • "It has been really great to have you to call upon. You have been completely supportive both in person and on paper."

  • "Thank you so much for all your help and advice. You have given us good advice and have been so proactive to sort all the problems out."

  • "Thank you for all your hard work and perseverance yet again."