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    I am extremely grateful to you personally and to David Gray Solicitors and I note the range of legal services you offer and would certainly use the services again should the need arise.

    Client testimonial about John Cavener - Mental Health

David Gray Solicitors has the largest team of specialist Mental Health solicitors in the North East. We provide advice in relation to all aspects of the Mental Health Act (MHA) 1983, and represent patients before the Mental Health Tribunal and Hospital Managers.


CORONAVIRUS MEASURES – WE’RE STILL HERE TO HELP YOU 

The Mental Health team at David Gray Solicitors is fully operational and working from home to help and advise you by telephone, email and video conference – whatever works best for you.

Tribunal hearings are still proceeding in most cases.  These have been achieved through telephone hearings to date but are due to be via video conferencing where possible from 14 April 2020.  We can still represent you at these hearings and free legal aid is available to all detained patients.

Please contact us at mentalhealthadmin@davidgray.co.uk or by calling 0191 232 9547.


The team consists of five Law Society Mental Health Tribunal Panel accredited representatives. Due to the size of our team we are able to represent patients across the North, from Middlesbrough to Newcastle to Barrow-in-Furness and everywhere in between.

We are able to visit those detained in Hospital under Section 2 of the MHA 1983 within 24 hours of contact, and within 48 hours for those detained under Section 3.

We also represent the Nearest Relatives of those detained under the Act and advise on their rights and responsibilities.

The following online resources also provide information and support:

Mind

Mental Health Foundation

THE DAVID GRAY Mental Health TEAM

  • Solicitor
  • Solicitor
  • Trainee Solicitor
  • Legal Assistant
  • Consultant