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Case Richardson Law was set up to provide legal services in the complex and demanding areas of Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law. We are committed to protecting the rights of detained patients, their families and carers.
Patients detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 have the right to appeal to the Mental Health Tribunal if they do not think that they should be sectioned.
A person must be assumed to have capacity unless it is established that the person lacks capacity.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides the statutory framework for making decisions on behalf of individuals who lack the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves. The aim is to find a balance between respect for the person's autonomy and the need to protect them.
At some point in our lives, the Mental Capacity Act 2005 is likely to touch when it comes to making certain decisions relating to everyday life.
Capacity matters are dealt with in the Court of Protection. This is a specialist court and it has jurisdiction to make orders for those individuals who are deemed to lack capacity in relation to e.g. Property and Affairs, Personal Welfare and Healthcare matters.
We can assist those individuals who lack capacity, their family members or those acting as litigation friend.
We have Legal Aid contract for those who are eligible. Contact us for more details on how we can assist you.
Telephone us to book an appointment to visit our office. We are also able to visit clients in hospitals or care homes in and around the North East of England at short notice.