Mental Health Solicitors

Mental health issues are complex and varied with around 1.5 million people in the UK currently caring for someone with a mental health problem, including looking after those with dementia.

When it comes to Mental Health Law, specialist expertise really does matter and at Graham Evans and Partners our team boasts over 15 years of experience in handling cases of a mental health nature.

From problems affecting young people to issues of post-traumatic stress disorder, dementia and even complex forensic mental health matters, we find the cases we deal with vary greatly.  And whilst each client - and those who care for them - faces distinct challenges, what they all share is a right to be treated with the utmost dignity and discretion.

When a client instructs us on a mental health matter, they can be confident that their case will be handled by an experienced and understanding solicitor. We use clear language and work to our clients’ needs, for example, often visiting people in hospital, or at their convenience.

As an accredited member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Tribunal Panel, we have experience of handling vulnerable clients who have been unwell and are detained against their will. And as a team we understand how to review case reports and even investigate cases in order to assess and ensure that clients receive the right level of support.

We can advise those who are detained under both civil and forensic sections of the Mental Health Act 1983 and work with community-based mental health clients; representing clients at Mental Health Tribunal hearings and hospital managers’ meetings.

The firm also holds a contract with the Legal Aid Agency to provide mental health law services, covering an area that extends from Carmarthen to Newport.

Sometimes, the legal problems encountered by vulnerable clients extend beyond the mental health law field so the Mental Health law team often works closely with other legal departments within Graham Evans and Partners particularly in relation to criminal and family matters.

It means that whatever the issue you or a loved one is presented with, we are on hand to help. If you have a Mental Health legal issue you would like to discuss please get in touch.