This page provides details of solicitors in the UK who specialise in the law relating to mental health.
A mental health solicitor can provide assistance for those who are being detained under the Mental Health Act. They can provide advice and guidance on issues surrounding an individual’s human rights whilst they are being detained, as well as the rights they are entitled to from social services once they are discharged.
As well as advising individuals and their families, a mental health solicitor can also advise organisations, such as charities who represent the interests of mental health patients. They can also provide advice on issues such as preparing Advance Directives (or living wills).