Mental Health

Mental Health

The Mental Health Act 1983 is the legislation which governs the detention and care of people with mental health issues in hospital and the community. Compulsory detention under this Act can be a distressing experience for both the patient and their relatives. Watson Woodhouse Solicitors ensure they provide an excellent level of service, being approachable and giving information in an easy to understand way.

Our specialist mental health solicitors are able to provide advice in relation to:

  • Detention in hospital under Sections 2, 3, 37, 37/41, 47/49 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
  • Community Treatment Orders.
  • Guardianship.

And provide advice and representation at:

  • Mental Health tribunals
  • Managers Meetings
  • Care Programme Approach
  • Nearest Relative Representation

We have an experienced, knowledgeable team accredited under The Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and based in our Middlesbrough office, who can guide you through the whole appeals process. We will ensure we listen to your personal circumstances and provide tailored advice to best suit your needs to provide the best possible result.

The vast majority of Mental Health legal advice is available through legal aid which means you will not have to pay for our help. Contact our mental health department to determine if you qualify.

If you or a loved one is facing an order under the Mental Health Act 1983, contact our specialist solicitors to discuss your options.

Why use a solicitor?

  • The Mental Health Act 1983 is complex and require the expertise of a solicitor to explain the procedures.
  • A solicitor can represent you during any tribunal procedure.
  • A solicitor will handle your case professionally and with dignity.

Why Watson Woodhouse?

  • Our specialist mental health solicitors are experienced in dealing with all matters under the Mental Health Act 1983.
  • We will listen to your personal circumstances with sympathy and respect.
  • We will provide you with simple and easy to understand advice tailored to you.

We are here to help

Call us for a free and confidential consultation with a specialist solicitor today on 01642 247656 or on our 24/7 Emergency Helpline 01642 917175

Contacting Us

01642 247656 info@watsonwoodhouse.co.uk 24 Hour Arrest Helpline 01642 917175

Head Office

102-108 Borough Road
Middlesbrough
Teesside
TS1 2HJ
United Kingdom

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Here are our team members ready to help you

Laura Wilson Solicitor
Peter Lewis Solicitor and head of mental health
Sarah Ann Magson Solicitor / Director and Head of Civil Litigation

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