Mental Health Law Solicitors In Liverpool

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  • Jackson Lees

    Jackson Lees

    Jackson Lees

    Walker House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 3YL

    0151 282 1700

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  • Weightmans LLP

    Weightmans LLP

    100 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9QJ

    0345 073 9900

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  • Hill Dickinson LLP

    Hill Dickinson LLP

    No. 1 St. Paul's Square, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9SJ

    0151 600 8000

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  • Liverpool Community Advice

    Liverpool Community Advice

    1 Union Court, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 4SJ

    0151 285 8534

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  • Globe Wareing Cropper

    Globe Wareing Cropper

    96 Hillfoot Avenue, Hunts Cross, Liverpool, Merseyside, L25 0PF

    0151 486 8833

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  • Lee Syms Limited

    Lee Syms Limited

    Bulloch House, 10 Rumford Place, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9DG

    0151 255 2286

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  • Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited

    Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited

    Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4UU

    0151 236 9594

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  • Maxwell Hodge Limited

    Maxwell Hodge Limited

    12 New Town Gardens, Kirkby, Liverpool, L32 8RR

    0151 548 7370

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  • Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP

    Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP

    Suite 3.1 Third Floor, Exchange Court, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 2PP

    0808 175 8000

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  • Freeths LLP

    Freeths LLP

    20 Chapel Street, Liverpool, L3 9AG

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  • Keoghs LLP

    Keoghs LLP

    No 1 St Paul's Square, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9SJ

    0151 921 7500

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  • Dwf LLP

    Dwf LLP

    5 St Paul's Square, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 9AE

    0333 320 2220

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  • Shelter

    Shelter

    2nd Floor, Stanley Buildings, 43 Hanover Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 3DN

    03445152321

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  • EAD Solicitors LLP

    EAD Solicitors LLP

    Prospect House, Columbus Quay, Riverside Drive, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 4DB

    0151 735 1000

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  • JMW Solicitors LLP

    JMW Solicitors LLP

    The Plaza, 100 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9QJ

    03454020001

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How To Hire Liverpool Mental Health Solicitors

Do you require the expertise of a mental health solicitor in Liverpool? Here you can view and compare the profiles of every solicitor in Liverpool that practices mental health law. As well as address and contact details, you can discover if they hold any relevant accreditations from the Law Society, reviews from former clients and information about the services they can provide.

What services do Mental Health Solicitors in Liverpool Provide?

If you or a family member is suffering with mental health problems, there are various laws established that offer protection. Some of the key pieces of legislation in this field of law are described below:

The Mental Health Act 1983

The Mental Health Act 1983 offers guidelines on the laws about the treatment and interactions with people suffering from a mental illness. The act outlines the ways in which a person can be hospitalised, treated and detained due to a ‘mental disorder’ without their consent. This is done so for the protection of the individual as well as the wider community. The Mental Health Act also sets out the authority to put patients on to Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) after they have completed a period of compulsory treatment in hospital. To be able to carry out the rules laid out in the Mental Health Act, approved professionals must be used in assessments and admittance to ensure the fairness and regulation of the legislation.

The Mental Capacity Act 2005

In order to offer protection and empowerment to individuals who lack mental capacity to make their own decisions, the Mental Health Capacity Act (MCA) was established. This law is applicable to people over the age of 16. The MCA sets out that people can make provisions for their future care if and when they lack mental capacity by appointing a trusted person to make decisions for them. As outlined in the MCA, individuals who lack mental capacity should be provided the opportunity to make their own decisions with the support of any available help. It is also necessary, as per the MCA, for any decisions made on behalf of somebody else to be made with their best interests at heart.

Making a Living Will

Advanced decisions or a living will as they are sometimes known, represent a means of individuals communicating their preference to refuse specific types of treatment at some stage in the future should they choose to. This gives people the chance to establish their wishes to refuse certain kinds of treatment in advance in case they cannot communicate this at a later date to their relatives, carers or medical staff. The advance decision should lay out the exact treatments and scenarios in which they should be refused or accepted. The advance decision can also communicate your desire to refuse a treatment which could potentially help to keep you alive, referred to as life-sustaining treatments. Any adult with the mental capacity to make such choices is allowed to create an advance decision. A copy of the advance decision should be saved in your medical records as well as being communicated to family and care workers.

How Can I Find Help for Mental Health Issues?

If Liverpool doesn't have a lawyer that meets your requirements, you can consider extending your search to mental health solicitors throughout Merseyside. Alternatively, you can see solicitors in neighbouring towns such as Newton-le-Willows, Birkenhead or Southport. You can even research the law on mental health in our legal guides section, in addition to using our free Ask a Solicitor facility to ask any relevant questions you might have.

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