Mental Health Law Solicitors In Leeds

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  • Ison Harrison Limited

    Ison Harrison Limited

    Ison Harrison Limited

    Duke House, 54 Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2EE

    0113 284 5000

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  • Switalskis Limited

    Switalskis Limited

    Switalskis Limited

    St James House, 28 Park Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2SP

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  • Stowe Family Law LLP

    Stowe Family Law LLP

    Stowe Family Law LLP

    5th Floor, Minerva House, 29 East Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5PS

    0113 224 0580

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  • Weightmans LLP

    Weightmans LLP

    Westgate Point, Westgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2AX

    0113 243 6601

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  • Mills & Reeve LLP

    Mills & Reeve LLP

    1 City Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2ES

    0844 561 0011

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  • Mental Health Legal Representation Limited

    Mental Health Legal Representation Limited

    1200 Century Way, Colton, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS15 8ZA

    0113 467 1015

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  • Ward Hadaway

    Ward Hadaway

    5 Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP

    0113 205 6600

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  • Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited

    Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited

    Building 2 City West, 3rd Floor, Gelderd Road, Leeds, LS12 6LX

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  • DAC Beachcroft LLP

    DAC Beachcroft LLP

    St Paul's House, 23 Park Square South, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS1 2ND

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  • David Ake & Co

    David Ake & Co

    Falk House, Westgate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2RA

    07860 304 413

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  • R J Bell Limited

    R J Bell Limited

    C/o Apfel, Bell & Co, Ground Floor, Princes Exchange, Princes Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4HY

    07584088328

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  • Freeths LLP

    Freeths LLP

    Floor 3, 100 Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4LT

    08450779570

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  • Wrigleys Solicitors LLP

    Wrigleys Solicitors LLP

    19 Cookridge Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 3AG

    0113 244 6100

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  • Zermansky & Partners

    Zermansky & Partners

    25, Park Square West, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2PW

    0113 245 9766

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  • Gateley Plc

    Gateley Plc

    Minerva, 29 East Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5PS

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How To Hire Mental Health Solicitors In Leeds

Are you searching for a reliable solicitor in Leeds that has expertise in in mental health law? We provide you with information on each of the law firms in Leeds and the wider West Yorkshire area that have experience within this area of law. Each profile contains contact information, information about the services being offered, accreditations, and reviews from previous customers.

What does Mental Health Law cover?

If you or a relative is affected by mental health problems, there are several laws established that offer protection. Below are a few of the key laws and principles of mental health law:

The Mental Health Act 1983

Established in 1983, the Mental Health Act details the laws about how a person with a mental illness may be treated and taken care of. The act explains the ways in which a person with a ‘mental disorder’ might be detained, admitted to hospital and treated without their prior consent. The actions are deemed appropriate in some circumstances as a way to protect the individual and the general public. The Act goes on to explain when a Community Treatment Order (CTO) may be needed following a patient’s compulsory hospital treatment. The Act also stipulates that just approved healthcare 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 introduced to assist those who lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions by giving protection and empowerment to them. The law applies to those aged 16 and above. The MCA sets out that individuals can make provisions regarding their future care should they lack mental capacity by appointing a trusted person to make decisions for them. The MCA outlines the importance of assisting those who lack mental capacity to be engaged and make decisions regarding 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.

Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment

Advanced decisions or a living will as they are also known, serve as a method of individuals communicating their wish to refuse specific kinds of treatment at some stage in the future if they wish to. The advance decision acts as a option to inform relatives, carers and health professionals that you would like to refuse specific treatments at a later date and so your wishes shall be respected should you be unable to communicate them in the future. The advance decision need to be specific regarding the treatments and situations in which they should be refused. Treatments that may help to save your life, called life-sustaining treatments, can also be refused under the contents of the advance decision. Any adult with the mental capacity to make such choices is qualified to create an advance decision. The contents of the decision should be communicated to your family and carers, with a copy also being kept on your medical records.

Where Can I Find Help for Mental Health Issues?

If Leeds doesn't have a firm of solicitors that fits your requirements, you could try extending your search to mental health solicitors throughout West Yorkshire. Alternatively, you can view solicitors in neighbouring towns such as Batley, Halifax or Keighley. Additionally you can research the law on mental health in our legal guides section, not to mention using our free Ask a Solicitor service to ask any relevant questions you may have.

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