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I am a solicitor and Head of the Mental Health and Court of Protection departments and specialise in these areas.

In the court of protection I am regularly instructed by advocates to represent those who are deprived of their liberty and wish to challenge placements in a care home or other authorised setting and represent those who lack capacity through the offices of the Official Solicitor as litigation friend. I can also help family members who are involved in a health and welfare dispute about their family member such as where they should live or who they should have contact with.

I am an Accredited Mental Health Tribunal Member and regularly represent clients detained under the Mental Health Act at tribunals to request their discharge from detention or to assist them with other legal issues.

In relation to those detained under the Mental Health Act, I can attend all necessary care programme approaches (CPAs) or review hearings and progress your case in the best way possible.

I am able to advise both detained persons and ‘nearest relatives’ as to their rights under the Mental Health Act. Should you be unhappy with your ‘nearest relative’ then I can advise on the options for changing/removing them.

Whatever your problem you will have enough time to discuss it with me in detail so that together we can devise the best way to resolve it. I always listen to what my clients want to achieve and have been described as ‘calm’, ‘reassuring’ and ‘sympathetic’.

I studied law at Sheffield Hallam University. I went on to study for my Legal Practice Course (LPC) at BBP Law School in Leeds where I graduated in 2006. I have worked at David Gray Solicitors LLP since I trained and qualified as a solicitor at David Gray Solicitors LLP in 2009.

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