Birmingham Mental Health Solicitors

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  • Weightmans LLP

    Weightmans LLP

    St Philips Point, Temple Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 5AF

    0121 632 6100

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  • Dwf LLP

    Dwf LLP

    One Snowhill, Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 6GA

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  • Hogan Lovells International LLP

    Hogan Lovells International LLP

    Level 10, Colmore Plaza, 20 Colmore Circus, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 6AT

    442072962000

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  • Duncan Lewis (Solicitors) Ltd

    Duncan Lewis (Solicitors) Ltd

    104-106 Colmore Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 3AG

    020 79234020

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  • Shelter

    Shelter

    4th Floor, Gateway House, 53 High Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7SY

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  • Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP

    Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP

    134 Edmund Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2ES

    0121 200 3242

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  • Genesis Law Associates Solicitors Ltd

    Genesis Law Associates Solicitors Ltd

    123, Digbeth High Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0JU

    0121 212 0451

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  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP

    Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP

    Second Floor, 3 Brindley Place, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2JB

    0121 227 3700

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  • Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP

    Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP

    63 Temple Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 5LS

    0121 643 8777

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  • Irwin Mitchell LLP

    Irwin Mitchell LLP

    Imperial House, 31 Temple Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 5DB

    0370 1500 100

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  • Shoosmiths LLP

    Shoosmiths LLP

    2 Colmore Square, 38 Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 6SH

    03700 864000

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  • Sinclairslaw

    Sinclairslaw

    173 Waterloo Road, Yardley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B25 8LH

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  • DPP Law Ltd

    DPP Law Ltd

    120 Cornwall Buildings, 45 Newhall Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 3QR

    0844 842 5525

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  • Blavo and Co Solicitors Ltd

    Blavo and Co Solicitors Ltd

    Lonsdale House, 52 Blucher Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 1QU

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  • DAC Beachcroft LLP

    DAC Beachcroft LLP

    Nine Brindleyplace, Oozells Square, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2HE

    0121 698 5200

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Hiring a Mental Health Solicitor in Birmingham

If you or a member of your family has been affected by mental health issues, you may be in need of legal advice from a solicitor. A Birmingham mental health law solicitor can provide representation regarding your legal rights, detention or treatment under mental health laws. Mental health is a sensitive area of law, so a solicitor with experience in this field should be able to provide the care and understanding you need. At LocalSolicitors.com, we have details on every firm of solicitors in Birmingham that can help with mental health related legal issues. This will make the task of finding and comparing solicitors much easier.

How can a Birmingham Mental Health Solicitor assist me?

Mental health law governs the care, treatment and decision-making for many of the UK's most vulnerable people. 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 on how anyone with a mental illness may be treated and taken care of. The act outlines the ways in which a person can be hospitalised, treated and detained as a result of ‘mental disorder’ without their consent. Such actions are taken in order to protect the individual along with the wider community. The Act also provides guidance on when a Community Treatment Order (CTO) can be used following a patient's compulsory treatment in hospital. The Act also stipulates that only approved health professionals are authorised to admit and establish treatment plans for patients in order to ensure fair and regulated practice in accordance with the law.

The Mental Capacity Act 2005

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) was designed to offer protection and empower people that don't have the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their treatment and care. The law is in place to cover individuals over the age of 16. The MCA encourages individuals to appoint a trusted person who can be relied upon to make decisions about their care and welfare should they lack the mental capacity to do so in the future. The MCA outlines the importance of assisting those who lack mental capacity to be engaged and make decisions about their care wherever possible. It is also necessary, as per the MCA, for all decisions made on behalf of another person to be made with their best interests at heart.

Making a Living Will

Advanced decisions or a living will as they are also known, serve as a way of individuals communicating their preference to refuse specific forms of treatment at some stage in the future if they wish to. This gives people the opportunity to establish their wishes to refuse certain types of treatment in advance just in case they are unable to communicate this at a later date to their relatives, carers or medical staff. The advance decision should lay out the specific treatments and types of conditions in which they should be refused or accepted. The advance decision may also communicate your preference to refuse medical care which could potentially keep you alive, identified as life-sustaining treatments. Providing you have the mental capacity to make such choices, you are entitled to create a valid advance decision. A copy of the advance decision should be saved on your medical records as well as being communicated to family and care workers.

Where Can I Find Help for Mental Health Issues?

If you're unable to locate a solicitor in Birmingham that will help with your mental health related legal issue, you might want to extend your search to other towns in West Midlands, which include Coventry, Sutton Coldfield or Wednesbury. You can also 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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