Mental Health Legal Services
“One in four
people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime. 62% will know someone with a diagnosed mental illness”.
For this reason it is imperative for one to know their rights. Whether
they are a patient or a Nearest Relative
Any legal matter can be potentially confusing
and stressful and that is particularly so in the Area of Mental Health. It is therefore more than ever important for patients
and their families to have access to professional legal advice of the highest quality given by solicitors who understand the
legal complexities involved but also the concerns of patients and their families. Kimberly Wayne & Diamond Solicitors hold a Franchise
in Mental Health Law from the Legal Services Commission enabling work to be undertaken under free public funding. We provide
independent FREE Legal Advice and representation throughout England.
We are committed to this work and we have a highly experienced, dedicated and specialist department.
We pride ourselves on the expertise we have in Mental Health Law. We aim to combine a professional and efficient service with
a sensitive and constructive approach to our clients and their problems.
provide specialist advice, assistance and representation in relation to all aspects of the Mental Health Law [Mental Health
Act 1983 as amended by the 2007 Act]. These include:
- Representation at Mental Health Review Tribunals
- Provision of advice and assistance
at Managers Hearings, Renewal meetings and attendance at CPA meetings.
- The rights of a detained
or voluntary patient
- Advising the Nearest Relative of their rights and roles
- Consent to treatment
- Aftercare provisions
- Commissioning independent psychiatric and Social Circumstances reports
- Lawfulness of
detention and the appropriateness of treatment
- Challenging the Decisions of Tribunals and Primary
Care Trusts by way of Judicial Review Proceedings
- County Court Proceedings in relation to displacement
of nearest relative
- Human Rights Issues
- Court of Protection
- Prisoners requiring transfer to hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 0r the Criminal Procedure (Insanity and
Unfitness to Plead) Act 1991
Act 2005 [Lack of Capacity Cases]
Our Mental Health
specialist team can also assist clients detained in care homes or anywhere on the basis that they lack capacity rather than
mental illness. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 gives individuals in such situations an opportunity to seek to review or challenge
their continued detention.
We can give you advice and represent you if ultimately
an application is submitted to the Court of Protection. We can also advice concerned relatives.Other Services for patients
and their families We also have specialist solicitors in our other
departments such as Debt, Housing, Welfare Benefit and Wills who can provide legal services tailored to meet the special problems
that mental illness or lack of capacity can involve. We realize that people with mental health problems or their families
may have problems with debt, housing and welfare benefits and we can assist with these issues.
Out of office
We are happy to travel to
visit detained clients throughout the country within reason. Patients who are not detained or their relatives can be seen
at our offices. Contact us immediately on 0208 310 0738 or using the Online Contact Form
Our dedicated and experienced
Mental Health Team will assist you