We are a law firm founded in 2004. We quickly built a reputation for the quality of our work. We hold the Law Society's national law management quality mark, Lexcel, and hold a legal aid contract in the category of mental health law.

Since our inception we have brought a number of important and precedent-setting cases in our areas of practice.

Some reported examples from the last few years include:

In MKC v. RR & SS & TT [2014] , the Court of Protection found RR had been unlawfully deprived of her liberty when removed from her home by the local authority, MKC, in which she was being cared for by our client, SS, and MKC's handling of the matter was strongly criticised by the Court.

We acted for Ms X against Cambridgeshire County Council in which Ms X's complaint was upheld by the Local Government Ombudsman that the Council had failed to some of the care package following the assessment of Ms X's care/support needs and delayed in providing for the remainder of the care package: Ms X was awarded compensation as a result.

In Re QQ [2016] EWCOP 22 , we acted for QQ in proceedings to decide whether receiving medication for a physical health issue was in QQ's best interests following a declaration of incapacity.

We are also currently pursuing a matter before the European Court of Human Rights - see LV v UK 50718/16 [2018] – we say that our client LV did not have a speedy review of the legality of her detention under the Mental Health Act, that her right to a speedy review was violated both by delays on the part of the Ministry of Justice and the Parole Board and from the unnecessary two-stage Mental Health Tribunal/Parole Board process. This matter is ongoing.

As well as important reported cases, there are many cases in which the public authorities we have challenged have agreed to settle to the benefit of our client either after we have issued proceedings or beforehand. We can, where necessary, assist with proceedings concerning mental health law or mental capacity law in any applicable court be it the High Court, County Court, Court of Protection or Mental Health Tribunal.

The Principal at the firm is Ian Campbell who is a member of the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation scheme and acts as a Consultant Peer Reviewer in the category of mental health for the Legal Aid Agency.


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