At Graham Evans & Partners we have expertise in representing clients at Mental Health Review Tribunals and associated work for mentally disordered offenders and patients who are being compulsorily detained under the Mental Health Act 1983. We also help the family of those affected, by keeping them informed of proceedings. When dealing with mental health cases we know it is important to understand the wider issues associated with mental illness.
The Mental Health department, is headed by Steve Burnell, a partner of the firm and Mental Health Panel Member. His dedication to improving the quality of life for clients is matched only by his expert knowledge in this area.
Graham Evans & Partners are concerned about the our detained clients rights and liberties and will exercise patients’ legal rights, and advise them while in hospital detention.
Persons detained under the Mental Health Act are eligible for free legal advice and assistance. It may also be possible for a relative of someone detained to be eligible for financial assistance. We can arrange appointments at any hospital at short notice and, while based in Swansea, routinely assist clients at locations across South Wales.
Mental Capacity Act 2005, LPA. This legislation came fully into force on 1st October 2007. We offer advice and assistance in drawing up, executing and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney, in respect of property and affairs as well as personal welfare. We can also advise on and draft advance decisions to refuse medical treatment (living wills).