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Mental Health Law

Our dedicated, accredited mental health lawyers have a demonstrable wealth of experience in all aspects of mental health law. They provide legal advice and representation before the First Tier Tribunal to patients detained under civil sections:
  • S2 for Assessment or assessment and treatment
  • S3 for Treatment
  • S7 Guardianship application
  • S17A Community Treatment Order (CTO)
as well as forensic sections:
  • S37 Hospital Order
  • S37/41 Hospital Order with indefinite restriction from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ)
  • S45A Hospital admission of persons convicted before the Crown Court of an offence the sentence for which is not fixed by law
  • S47/49 Removal to hospital of persons serving sentences of imprisonment
  • S48/49 Removal to hospital of prisoners on remand
Additionally, our lawyers represent clients who lack capacity at the Court of Protection regarding deprivation of liberty under S21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and serious medical treatment.

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Worthing
Tel: 01903 288850
Havant/Portsmouth
Tel: 01243 781431
Wittering
Tel:  01243 672124
Emergency: 07712 815169
Fax: 020 7427 7391
Email: info@edwardhayes.co.uk

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