Mental Health & Capacity Team

Floyd Porter

PartnerFellow, CILEXJoint Head of Mental Health & Capacity Department
Floyd Porter
Qualified 1999Joined Miles & Partners 2009 | Became a Partner 2014
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Floyd is now the driving force behind Miles & Partners burgeoning reputation at the leading edge of Mental Capacity Law. Before becoming head of the Mental Health & Capacity department, he worked closely with Miles & Partners founder Sophy Miles, one of the UK’s leading practitioners in Mental Capacity Law, gaining invaluable experience in this increasingly important field.

Floyd practices primarily in proceedings before the Court of Protection, with an emphasis on representing relatives in Health & Welfare proceedings.

 

Before joining Miles & Partners, Floyd amassed more than twenty five years’ experience in

legal practice, eighteen of them in MentalHealth Law matters. He first practiced at a busy North London criminal law firm, as an accredited Police Station Representative, gaining experience in Mental Health Law then specialised in Mental Health at a Human Rights firm, ultimately heading the Mental Health Law Department.

Floyd has extensive experience in representing patients detained in hospitals under the Mental Health Act. He is a member

 

of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and a member of the Mental Health Lawyer’s Association Committee on which he coordinates the Court of Protection sub-committee.

Floyd Porter “always adds value to the case by being objective and strategic while remaining completely focused on the client.” Legal 500 2016.

Notable cases

At Liberty to Cruise

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Rachel Turner

PartnerJoint Head of Mental Health & Capacity Department
Rachel Turner
Qualified 2003Joined Miles & Partners 2012 | Became a Partner 2016
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Rachel specialises in cases in the Court of Protection and has regularly been instructed by the Official Solicitor as well as private individuals.

As a longstanding member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme, Rachel has extensive experience of clients detained under the Mental Health Act and is well placed to advise on the impact the Act may have on Court of Protection cases. Rachel has also run a number of successful judicial review cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Before joining Miles & Partners, Rachel was in private practice in a leading Legal 500 law firm where she established her reputation as a mental capacity lawyer.

Rachel also has experience overseas having worked as an adviser to Uganda Law Society (ULS), Uganda Ministry of Health and the Uganda branch of the World Health Organisation on the human rights aspect of the proposed revisions to mental health law. While in Uganda Rachel co-founded the Mikwano Children’s Trust, a small English registered charity supporting poor and orphaned Ugandan children.

Rachel is listed in Chambers and Partners since the Court of Protection category began four years ago. In the 2017 directory it describes her as “extremely diligent, really effective and conscientious”.

Rachel Turner at Miles & Partners LLP provides thorough and practical advice. She has all the qualities you would want in a lawyer who represents vulnerable and incapacitated adults. She is compassionate, knowledgeable and wise. She knows when to fight and when to be pragmatic in cases. She is also well respected by others who work in this area. Legal 500 2017.

I would like to thank you and your associates for your diligent work in handling the case for my late son, last year, so compassionately. Your team’s work was very thorough and helped my family come to terms with the tragic events that happened. Having used your legal team for the last four years I would gladly use your services again and recommend you to others for the brilliant work you have done. On behalf of my family I wish you all the best of success.” Client’s testimonial sent to Rachel Turner.

Notable Cases

Transfer Deadline Expired | Duty To Consult Relative | Deprivation of Liberty

Other members of Mental Health & Capacity Team

Kaileigh Hazeldine

Legal Assistant to Rachel Turner
Kaileigh Hazeldine
Joined Miles & Partners 2014
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Kaileigh assists Rachel Turner with the management of her cases and has recently started her training contact with the firm.

While completing the Legal Practice Course, Kaileigh volunteered at the Citizens Advice Bureau and University of Law Legal Advice Centre. She then supported fee earners in both private and public law family matters at a law firm in Sussex before joining Miles & Partners.

Other members of Mental Health & Capacity Team

Kate Coles

Assistant to Floyd Porter
Kate Coles
Joined Miles & Partners 2016
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Other members of Mental Health & Capacity Team

Floyd Porter

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Floyd Porter

Rachel Turner

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Rachel Turner

Kaileigh Hazeldine

Legal Assistant to Rachel Turner

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Kate Coles

Assistant to Floyd Porter

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