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Floyd Porter, Miles & Partners Solicitors, London

Floyd Porter

Joint Head of Mental Health and Capacity Department



Recent and notable cases

Expertise and experience

Floyd is a mental health and capacity lawyer and is a recognised leader in training and professional development for other lawyers in mental health and Mental Capacity Law.

Floyd represents vulnerable individuals and their relatives as well as being instructed by the Official Solicitor in deprivation of liberty applications or other proceedings before the Court of Protection. He also represents patients detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act, with a special interest in forensic mental health cases.

The types of cases that Floyd has been involved in include:

  • representing relatives in proceedings before the Court of Protection concerning the health and welfare of a family member;
  • representing mentally incapacitated individuals either via a litigation friend or directly as their accredited legal representative; and
  • representing individuals at Mental Health Tribunals in relation to civil detention and forensic detention.

Floyd was involved in the development of the Law Society’s Mental Capacity Welfare Accreditation scheme, which certifies legal practitioners as experts in this field.

His appointment as chief assessor of the scheme recognises his dedication to developing professional training to drive up standards and increase legal protection for vulnerable individuals.

Floyd is recognised in the 2020 Legal 500 with the following testimonials:

Floyd Porter quietly obtains the seemingly unachievable, through rational and determined representation of his clients’ interests’.

Andrew Bowmer, Floyd Porter and Kaileigh Hazeldine… are an exceptional team with a strong background in mental health work. They stand out from other firms for their attention to detail and going the extra mile for their clients’. 

Qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives
Joined Miles & Partners
2010 - 2018
Mental Health Lawyers Association Committee Member
Became Associate
Became Partner
Spoke at the Mental Health Lawyers Association Court of Protection Conference
2016 - 2017
Assisted in the development of the Law Society’s Mental Capacity accreditation scheme
Spoke at the Mental Health Lawyers Association Annual Conference
Appointed Chief Assessor for Law Society Mental Capacity Welfare Scheme
Appointed as a Mental Capacity Approved Legal Representative
Ranked in Chambers and Partners

Approach and ethos

I like to apply common sense and a realistic approach to cases.

What clients say

Accolades, accreditations and memberships