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Capsticks Solicitors LLP

Healthcare: Mental Health: Providers

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What the team is known for

Leading stable of public law, health and social care experts with an impressive client roster of NHS providers, private organisations and charities. Regularly assists with litigation relating to treatment and detentions. Advises on various regulatory compliance matters, including Care Quality Commission investigations and judicial review challenges.

Strengths

Sources remark that the firm's lawyers are "eminently able at handling mental health work."

Work highlights

Successfully defended South West London & St George’s Mental Health Trust in an inquest into the suicide of a mental health patient.

Notable practitioners

Ashley Irons is a highly distinguished lawyer who offers high-quality counsel, particularly on inquests into patient deaths in mental health hospitals. He also provides advice to clients on detentions under the Mental Health Act.
"He is an undoubted expert on mental health law."

Francis Lyons is a prominent lawyer in the mental health field, where he advises on the treatment and detention of patients in hospitals and care homes. He frequently assists with tribunal proceedings and judicial reviews involving Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act issues.
"Francis is practical in his approach and always looks for sensible solutions."

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Overview

Mental health law is an extremely specialised and complex area that requires both a rapid response and accurate advice to avoid mistakes. Whether patients are detained in High Secure Hospitals or are informal or living in the community, our mental health lawyers have an unrivalled track record in giving you clear guidance on sensitive legal issues.


We are considered the national ‘go-to’ firm for mental health advice by many of our clients. We have one of the largest teams in the country who are experts, advising daily, on the full range of mental health issues. We have some of the most pre-eminent practitioners in the country leading this dedicated team.


We regularly deal with the broad range of issues that clients face, and are entrusted with instructions of a high profile and complex nature. By attending decision-making meetings and reviewing the supporting documentation and policies, we can help to make your decisions final and keep you out of the courts and the newspapers. If required we can act as advocates in Mental Health Review Tribunals and we have an excellent reputation for defending our clients at judicial review, having acted on cases of national importance. Naturally, we prefer to work proactively and our specialist mental health lawyers can help formulate policies and procedures and provide internal training to help prevent this happening in the first place.

Members

Lyons, Francis (Head of Department)

Brownsword, Fiona

Cooper, Ian

Ford, Georgia

Hartrick, Adam

Irons, Ashley

Latham, Andrew

Lucas, Tracey

Radcliffe, Charlotte

Clients

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Commercial Solutions Procurement Framework

NHS Resolution

North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Royal College of Forensic Psychiatry

South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust

St Andrew’s Healthcare

Industries

Charities

Healthcare

Social Care

Healthcare: Mental Health: Providers Department

Capsticks Solicitors LLP

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Department location

1 St George's Road

London

Greater London

UK

SW19 4DR

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Healthcare: Mental Health: Providers


Ashley Irons
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Francis Lyons
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