Mental Health Law is highly specialised and an area in which Duncan Lewis has operated a successful department for several years. Indeed, we are the largest provider of mental health legal aid services in the UK.
We assist those suffering from mental health problems who are being compulsorily detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.
The Mental Health department, led by Mental Health Panel Members, is proud of the level of care we give to our clients and their families. The team’s dedication to improving the quality of life for their clients is matched only by their expert knowledge in this area.
The department is concerned about the individual rights and liberties of those being detained and will endeavour to exercise patients’ legal rights and advise them while in hospital detention, including scrutinising all forms of medical treatment.
Persons detained under the Mental Health Act are eligible for free legal advice and assistance. It may also be possible for a relative of someone detained to be eligible for financial assistance.
Our team can arrange appointments at any hospital at short notice and, while based in London, routinely assist clients at locations across the country. Please contact us to speak to a specialist.
Our team can arrange appointments at any hospital at short notice and, while based in London, routinely assist clients at locations across the country. Please contact us to speak to a specialist. Please do not hesitate to contact our Mental Health Team Helpline on 0203 114 1124 where your call will be personally received by our specialist Mental Health legal representatives.