If you or someone close to you has ever been detained or ‘sectioned’ under the Mental Health Act, you will know how difficult it can be for you and your family. Should you have concerns about serious failings of care in detention, we may be able to take legal action against mental health service providers where they have failed to meet their obligations under the Human Rights Act.
We are known for our tenacity in fighting to protect our clients’ rights, no matter what obstacles or adversaries they face. We are committed to seeking redress and justice for our clients.
We have a highly successful record of securing compensation, apologies, admissions of wrongdoing, as well as policy changes to improve the standard of care for patients detained under the Mental Health Act.
The Human Rights Act protects the right to life and privacy. It also requires mental health services to protect patients from inhuman and degrading treatment and prohibits discrimination because of a disability. Hospitals and those responsible for psychiatric detention must fully investigate any breaches of these fundamental rights.
We also represent families of those who have died in psychiatric detention where reasonable steps could have been taken to prevent the death but were not taken.
We are unable to assist with challenges to medical decisions taken about treatment including the decision to detain a person under the Mental Health Act.
Whatever your needs, our team of highly experienced solicitors can provide you with the help and advice you need. To seek advice from our specialist team of solicitors contact us by telephone or through our online form .
Once we have spoken to you and obtained the details of your complaint we will be able to let you know whether we can assist you. If we are able to assist one of our specialist solicitors will be in touch to discuss the case with you in more detail and talk about your options.
We are unable to assist with challenges to medical decisions taken about treatment including a decision to detain you under the Mental Health Act.
The team are leading human rights and civil liberties specialists with a huge amount of experience dealing with Psychiatric Detention Claims. You will be in safe hands.
The team have won several awards both individually and as a team. They are recognised as leaders in the field.
The team are well versed in helping people through very tough times and you can be assured that they will deal with the case in a compassionate way.
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