Mental Health & Capacity

Mental capacity team goes from strength to strength with Andrew Bowmer

Andrew Bowmer, a strong practitioner in mental capacity law, joined Miles and Partners on 5 February 2018. Andrew qualified as a solicitor in December 2008, drawing on his previous career working in central Government, including on local authority governance policy and direct experience of decision making in the public sector. Andrew is frequently instructed by…

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Floyd Porter on BBC Radio 4 Moneybox discussing when an LPA comes into force

Floyd Porter spoke to BBC reporter Tony Bonsignore about lasting powers of attorney on Radio 4’s Moneybox programme on Saturday (27 January). A couple had written into the programme asking for advice when a bank would not limit the amount of money that could be withdrawn by their elderly mother who had dementia. As there…

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Congratulations to our mental health and capacity lawyers, Floyd Porter and Rachel Turner for recognition as ‘leaders in their field’ in Chambers and Partners 2018

Floyd Porter and Rachel Turner, partners and joint heads of the mental health and capacity team, at Miles and Partners are to be ranked in the Chambers and Partners UK 2018 directory as ‘leaders in their field’. We are delighted that two of our leading lawyers have been recognised for their expertise in Court of…

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Free to leave? Can a hospital or care home deprive someone of their liberty?

On occasions, staff in a hospital or care home may believe that it is in the best interests of someone they look after to use physical restraints or medication to control their behaviour or to take steps to prevent them leaving a facility to keep them safe from harm. As a result, a patient or…

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