Mental Health Law

CJCH Solicitors is a leading firm in the area of Mental Health Law with over 30 years combined experience between our experienced and dedicated solicitors. CJCH provide representation to those suffering from a mental disorder and other mental health challenges whether detained under the Mental Health Act or otherwise at Mental Health Review Tribunals (Wales) and First Tier Tribunals (in England). As we are aware, Mental Health has a particular stigma attached to it that often prevents people from speaking out about the challenges they face or seeking assistance.

Our team are sensitive to the fact that when we are needed, it is often in a time of vulnerability that requires a compassionate and supportive approach. At CJCH our team of experienced professional lawyers can assess your needs or the needs of your family member, and establish the most beneficial pathway for the unique set of circumstances. No two cases are ever the same, and we take a personal approach because no one wants to be treated like a case.

The CJCH Mental Health Legal Team make people a priority and utilise our unrivalled experience to assist and protect our clients.


How can we help you? Detained in hospital? Experiencing mental health challenges at home, or encountering diminished capacity issues?  We can guide you and support you, and provide the best advice possible for your circumstances. Whether for yourself or for a loved one, our team can provide the necessary advice and assistance within any area of mental health law, whether it be detention under the Mental Health Act, community-related treatment issues, challenges against the health boards, or criminal law related issues – CJCH Solicitors Mental Health team are by your side.

We can offer :

  • Representation for patients detained under the Mental Health Act
  • Representation in secure and acute hospital settings
  • Representation at independent mental health tribunals
  • Representation at hospital managers’ hearings
  • We provide advice on Section 117 aftercare issues
  • CPA attendances
  • Advice for Nearest relatives
  • Judicial Review

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    Our Team

    • Amy Roberts-Rees

      Amy Roberts-Rees

      Amy is a Partner at CJCH having accepted the position in 2013. Amy has overall responsibility in managing the Mental health and Court of Protection departments having established the offerings at the firm.  Amy has been a Solicitor at CJCH for over 12 years and has been specialising in the areas of Mental Health Law and Court of Protection for Welfare combined for over 14 years. Amy is recognised by the Law Society as a specialist lawyer in both Mental Health and Mental Capacity law (ALR) being the only solicitor in South Wales to be recognised as a specialist in both areas of law. Amy was recognised in the Wales online feature as one of the 30 young lawyers to watch in 2018. Amy is a fluent Welsh speaker.

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    • Craig Mills

      Craig Mills

      Craig is a Solicitor and the Mental Health Team Leader who joined CJCH in 2014. Craig represents clients at Mental Health Tribunals in both England and Wales.

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    • Angela Stracey

      Angela Stracey

      Ange is a solicitor in the Mental Health Team and joined CJCH in January 2020.  Ange has specialised in mental health law since 2011 and has been an accredited member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Panel since 2012.  Ange represents clients at mental health tribunals and hospital managers’ hearings in both England and Wales. 

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    • Tanya Preece

      Tanya Preece

      Tanya joined CJCH Solicitors in 2009 as an admin assistant in the Family Department. Based in the Barry office, Tanya is now a Paralegal in the Mental Health Team and the Lead Receptionist of the firm.

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    • Rhian Bumford

      Rhian Bumford

      Rhian joined CJCH in 2021, and completed her training contract with us and is now a solicitor.  

      Rhian works in the Mental Health department at CJCH where she advises clients and represents them at their Hospital Manager’s Hearings. She is currently in the process to become accredited to represent clients at Tribunals.

      Rhian is a fluent Welsh speaker.

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    • Joe Burgess

      Joe Burgess

      Joe graduated from the University of South Wales with honours, having completed an LLB Legal Practice Degree and the Legal Practice Course. Joe joined CJCH in 2023 as a Trainee Solicitor in the Mental Health Team. He attends appointments to visit and advise our clients, while also representing clients at Hospital Management Hearings.  

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