Mental Health Law Solicitors In Nottingham

- 12 found (10 mile radius)
  • Vhs Fletchers

    Vhs Fletchers

    Vhs Fletchers

    111 Carrington Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 7FE

    0115 959 9550

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  • Bison Solicitors Limited

    Bison Solicitors Limited

    6th Floor, City Gate East, Nottingham, NG1 5FS

    0115 990 2068

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  • Elvin Moore & Partners

    Elvin Moore & Partners

    7 The Ropewalk, Nottingham, NG1 5DU

    0115 958 3043

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  • Barratt Goff & Tomlinson Limited

    Barratt Goff & Tomlinson Limited

    No 3 Wheatcroft Business Park, Landmere Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG12 4DG

    0115 931 5171

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  • Donovan Newton Limited

    Donovan Newton Limited

    910 Woodborough Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG3 5QR

    0115 9856600

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  • Freeths LLP

    Freeths LLP

    Cumberland Court, 80 Mount Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6HH

    0115 936 9369

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  • Shakespeare Martineau LLP

    Shakespeare Martineau LLP

    Waterfront House, Waterfront Plaza, 35 Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3DQ

    0115 945 3700

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  • Nelsonslaw LLP

    Nelsonslaw LLP

    Pennine House, 8 Stanford Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 7BQ

    0115 958 6262

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  • Gateley Plc

    Gateley Plc

    Park View House, 58 The Ropewalk, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 5DW

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  • Browne Jacobson LLP

    Browne Jacobson LLP

    Mowbray House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 1BJ

    0115 976 6000

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  • Shoosmiths LLP

    Shoosmiths LLP

    Waterfront House, Waterfront Plaza, 35 Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3DQ

    03700 865000

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  • Sills & Betteridge LLP

    Sills & Betteridge LLP

    Grosvenor Chambers, 23 King Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2AY

    0115 9411469

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Compare Mental Health Solicitors In Nottingham

Do you want the assistance of a mental health solicitor in Nottingham? We provide you with information about all of the law firms in Nottingham and the wider Nottingham area that have expertise in this field of law. To help compare your local solicitors, we provide information such as office details, client ratings and whether the firm has been accredited for mental health law by the Law Society.

What services do Mental Health Solicitors in Nottingham Provide?

There are many laws that help to determine the ways in which treatment and care may be provided to individuals who have problems with mental illness. A few of the key pieces of legislation in this field of law are described below:

The Mental Health Act 1983

Established in 1983, the Mental Health Act details the laws regarding how a person with a mental illness may be treated and looked after. The act confirms the legislation concerning the non-consensual detainment, hospitalisation and treatment of anyone with a ‘mental disorder’. Such actions are taken in order to protect the individual and the wider community. The Act also provides guidance on when a Community Treatment Order (CTO) ought to be used after a patient's compulsory treatment in hospital. To be able to meet the rules laid out in the Mental Health Act, approved professionals should be used in assessments and admittance to ensure the fairness and regulation of the legislation.

The Mental Capacity Act 2005

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) was established to offer protection and empower those who do not have the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their treatment and care. This law is applicable to people over the age of 16. The MCA also allows people to appoint a trusted person who may make such decisions on their behalf if they lose the mental capacity to do so in the future. The act states that people that lack mental capacity should be given the opportunity and support to make decisions themselves where possible. The MCA also sets out the importance of keeping the best interests of the person who lacks mental capacity in your mind when reaching decisions for them.

Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment

An advance decision allows people to refuse specific kinds of hospital treatment in the future if they want to and is also referred to as a living will or an ADRT. This means that if somebody cannot communicate their preferences to refuse certain treatments at a later date, their wishes can be communicated to family, carers and health professionals in advance. The document should be specific and communicate the particular treatments that are to be refused together with the situations in which they must not be given. Treatments which may help to save your life, known as life-sustaining treatments, can also be refused within the contents of the advance decision. Advance decisions can be created by any adult that has the mental capacity to make such choices. The advance decision contents has to be communicated to relatives and carers, and a copy need to be saved on your medical records.

Compare Nottingham Solicitors that Practice Mental Health Law

If you do not find a solicitor in Nottingham that will assist with your mental health related legal issue, why not extend your search to other towns in Nottinghamshire, which include Eastwood, Kirkby-in-Ashfield or Kimberley. If you want to research mental health law, our legal guides section has got a wide variety of useful guides and articles. You can also take advantage of our free Ask a Solicitor service to ask questions online.

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