Hogans Solicitors is a trading name of Hogans Solicitors Limited, registered in England and Wales under registration number 8068494 and whose registered office is at 10 Station Street, Rainhill, Merseyside, L35 0LP
Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (No. 570460)
Contracted with the Legal Aid Agency
Until recently, mental health has been something that many people were generally unaware of unless directly affected.
As more publicity and awareness is raised surrounding mental health, many of those affected are realising the rights they actually have.
With a vast wealth of experience in mental health law, our team can help you make sure that these rights are upheld
Mental Health & Vulnerable Adults
We regularly act for clients who have been detained under the Mental Health Act providing advice and representation in mental health tribunals.
Court of Protection
The Court of Protection was created under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and looks after property, financial affairs and personal welfare of people who lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions.
Decisions made on behalf of someone who lacks mental capacity must be made with their best interests in mind. Where these decisions may have been made without this consideration, we often act on the individual’s behalf to ensure things are put right.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)
Brought in to provide additional safeguards for people who lack mental capacity, they help ensure that any restriction of the person’s freedom is only done in their best interest.
These are a powerful tool to help individuals challenge the method a public body uses to reach a decision.
Hospital Managers Hearings
We provide advice and representation for clients who are attending a Hospital Managers Hearing wherever you may be across the north west.
Seclusion & Restraint Issues
Where there are issues regarding the use of restraints or seclusion, our team can provide you with expert advice.
Our mental health department work right across the northwest of England and cover most major hospitals and establishments. We work closely with individuals, family members and the Official Solicitor covering a range of cases under the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act. If you can’t see what you are looking for below, please contact our team to see if we can help you.
Some of the main areas that we cover are:
Meet our mental health team
Human rights form the basis of all other law and include things like the right to life and to be free from inhuman and degrading treatment. We act in cases where there may have been breaches of these rights and help to rectify matters.
We deal with a number of cases falling under section 47/49 of the Mental Health Act in relation to hospital transfers.
Nearest Relative Displacements & Rights
Hogans can help provide expert advice on what rights a person’s ‘nearest relative’ have and assistance with respect to defending “displacement proceedings”..
We provide a wide range of services under the ‘Community Care’ area of mental health law. This usually applies to people with a mental health condition who are not in hospital or detained under the Mental Health Act.
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Rob Beech, Kevin Lloyd, Rachael Watkinson, Yee Fon Mac