Mental Health

Our clients are patients, family members and carers throughout London, the southeast and beyond.  We provide specialist advice, assistance and representation in relation to all aspects of Mental Health Law. 

These include:-

  • Representation at Mental Health Tribunals (including where appropriate obtaining independent opinions, liaising with doctors, social workers, community mental health teams)
  • Hospital Managers Reviews
  • The rights of a detained or voluntary patient
  • Nearest Relative Displacement in the County Court 
  • The rights of the Nearest Relative
  • Aftercare provision
  • Consent to treatment
  • Community Treatment Orders
  • Guardianship
  • Prisoners requiring transfer to hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 or the Criminal Procedure (Insanity and Unfitness to Plead) Act 1991
  • Human Rights Act issues
  • Appeals to the Upper Tribunal
  • Judicial Review

Cases we have been involved in include

  • AM v (1) South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and (2) The Secretary of State for Health [2013] UKUT 0365 (AAC)
  • R (Sessay) v South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust [2011] EWHC 2617 (QB)
  • TTM v LB Hackney [2011] EWCA Civ 4 TTM v LB Hackney (2011) EWCA Civ 4 http://www.wikimentalhealth.co.uk/M_v_East_London_NHS_Foundation_Trust_CO/1065/2009
  • CV v South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (2010) EWHC 742 (Admin)
  • RH v South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (2010) EWCA Civ 1273
  • R (M) v Mental Health Review Tribunal [2005]  EWHC 279 (Admin)
  • R (C) v South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and MHRT [2003] EWHC 3467 (Admin)
  • Headley (Sophia) (R on the application of) v North London & East Mental health Review Tribunal (2003)
  • R (WC) v (1) South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (2) David Orekeye [2001] EWHC 1025 (Admin)
  • R v Canons Park MHRT ex p A [1995] QB 60

Our Mental Health Team is:

Davina Dorival, Email davina.dorival@steelandshamash.co.uk