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.

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Get in touch

Sharon Coomber

01206 715670
sharonsmith@johnfowlers.co.uk

Tinashe Tandayi

01206 715670
tinashe@johnfowlers.co.uk