The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provided a framework for empowering and assisting those deemed to lack the capacity to make specific decisions for themselves. Since it’s enactment the law has been widely developed and is used frequently within decisions made by Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups.
We are able to advise and assist in respect of these matters which can be wide ranging from deprivation of liberty applications (whether by s21A or through the Re X procedure) to more complex matters concerning contact and sexual relations.
We are able to represent any person involved in these proceedings which can include the person themselves or their relatives. Additionally we have the skills to represent professionals acting in their roles as RPR or IMCA.
Our knowledgeable and approachable team are available at any time to discuss concerns and we are able to arrange a visit to hospital, care home or other location when attendance at the office isn’t possible. We have the benefit of a legal aid agency contract and therefore often our services can be provided free of charge