Mental Health Act

Mental Health Act

What Is The Mental Health Act?

The Mental Health Act 1983 is the legislation which governs the detention and care of people with mental health issues in hospitals and the community. Compulsory detention under this Act can be a distressing experience for both the patient and their relatives. Therefore, it is vital that you seek the right advice and support to enable a route to discharge.

At Watson Woodhouse we ensure that we provide an excellent level of service, being approachable and giving information in an easy to understand way.

Free Initial Discussion

For a no-obligation discussion, call our specialist Mental Health Act solicitors today on 01642 247656 or use our contact form and we will call you back.

Who Do Mental Health Act Solicitors Help?

Our specialist Mental Health Act solicitors are able to provide advice and representation in relation to:

  • Mental health tribunals
  • Manager’s meetings
  • The detention and treatment you receive

Do I have to pay for legal representation?

The vast majority of Mental Health legal advice is available through legal aid, therefore you may not have to pay for our help. Our mental health department can also help you to determine if you qualify for legal aid.

Why Watson Woodhouse?

We have an experienced, knowledgeable team accredited under The Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme. Our team will guide you through the appeal process and ensure they meet the needs of your personal circumstances. Furthermore, not only will our solicitors provide tailored advice to best suit your needs, but they will strive to reach the best possible result.

How Watson Woodhouse Can Help?

We are here to help.

Call us for a FREE and confidential consultation with a specialist solicitor today on 01642 247656.

Alternatively, complete our online contact form and one of our solicitors will be in touch.

Watson Woodhouse Solicitors provide support to clients throughout England and Wales.

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

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Alan Davison Solicitor
Angela Strike Legal Clerk
Kaitlin Whelan Accredited Mental Health Solicitor
Peter Lewis Accredited Mental Health Solicitor
Rachel Jamieson Accredited Mental Health Specialist

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