Mental Health Law

CJCH Solicitors offers the largest Mental Health Law Practice in Wales and is the leading firm in this area with over 40 years of 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 detained patients under the Mental Health Act
  • Representation in secure/acute hospital settings
  • Representation at hospital managers’ hearings
  • Section 117 After care
  • CPA attendances
  • Advice for Nearest relatives
  • Judicial Review

 

Our Team

  • Keith James

    Keith is a Partner at CJCH having been with the firm for 4 years. He has over 25 years legal experience and has focused on Mental Health law for the last 18 years.

  • Pam Brown

    Pam is a Solicitor who joined CJCH in 2015 and has over a decade experience in legal matters relating to Mental Health.

  • Jodi Winter

    Jodi is Head of Department for Family and Children Law and a partner at CJCH. She advises and represents both individual and corporate clients and with over 17 years experience, she specialises in a number of areas including Family Law, Public Sector and Mental Health Law.

  • Craig Mills

    Craig joined CJCH in 2014 and is a Law Society Accredited Mental Health Panel Member. He represents private clients, specialising in the area of Mental Health law.

  • Nerys Thomas

    Nerys is a Solicitor who has been assisting clients in Mental Health matters since 2011 and has been accredited by the Law Society to represent clients in Mental Health Tribunals since 2012. Nerys can offer assistance in English and Welsh.