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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  • Weightmans LLP

    Weightmans LLP

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

    0113 243 6601

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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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  • Freeths LLP

    Freeths LLP

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

    08450779570

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  • Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP

    Berrymans Lace Mawer LLP

    4th Floor Park Row House, 19-20 Park Row, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5JF

    0113 236 2002

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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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  • ABR Solicitors Limited

    ABR Solicitors Limited

    Britannia Chambers, 4 Oxford Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AX

    0333 600 9222

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  • Apfel Bell & Co Solicitors

    Apfel Bell & Co Solicitors

    Regus Offices, Princes Exchange, Princes Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4HY

    01132805845

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  • Hill Dickinson LLP

    Hill Dickinson LLP

    Regus, Princes Exchange, 2 Princes Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4HY

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  • Apfels & Co Ltd

    Apfels & Co Ltd

    Princes Exchange, Princes Square, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4HY

    0113 322 9201

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  • Grahame Stowe Bateson

    Grahame Stowe Bateson

    Portland House, 7 Portland Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3DR

    0113 2468163

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  • Clyde & Co LLP

    Clyde & Co LLP

    Valiant Building, 14 South Parade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5QS

    01132 341775

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  • RadcliffesLeBrasseur

    RadcliffesLeBrasseur

    Verity House, 6 Canal Wharf, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 5PS

    0113 341 1900

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  • Ramsdens Solicitors LLP

    Ramsdens Solicitors LLP

    40 Park Square North, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2NP

    0113 8876608

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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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