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Mental health & capacity

Mental health & capacity

One in four of us will encounter some form of mental health problem during our lifetime, either personally or because we know someone who is affected.  Difficulties can include securing treatment and support for individuals suffering from mental disorders, seeking their discharge once sufficient care has been given, or assisting individuals who do not have capacity to make decisions about their health, welfare and finances.

Our expert mental health lawyers have a leading reputation in the field of mental health and mental capacity law and success in securing appropriate care, challenging detentions (whether unlawful or unwanted), and bringing High Court actions for judicial review.

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We offer the same high level of care, compassion and sensitivity whether you are seeking advice about your own rights and entitlements or those of someone you care for, and we work closely with other legal departments and professionals to provide a holistic service.

Award-winning lawyers

The Court of Protection team at Miles and Partners is recognised in the 2023 Legal 500, with the following testimonials:

 ‘The Miles & Partners Court of Protection team includes highly experienced specialist practitioners.’

 The ‘large and very experienced team … provide clients with a real sense of reassurance and confidence that their matter will be handled well.’

In the Chambers UK 2023 Guide, the department was ranked in Band 2, offering a ‘robust representation of vulnerable clients and families in Court of Protection proceedings’ with partner Rachel Turner, Floyd Porter and Andrew Bowmer all being ranked. The firm is praised as having ‘a really experienced, high-standard team. Its expertise spans the breadth of health and welfare.’

Funding for legal advice or representation

We always consider whether you might be entitled to legal aid, which is most likely in cases at the Court of Protection and Mental Health Tribunal.

Once we understand your circumstances, we will advise what funding might be available and discuss which payment options might work best for you.

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