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John Cavener

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  • John Cavener

    I completed my legal studies at Northumbria University, obtaining first class honours. My degree lasted 4 years and incorporated the LPC. My final year dissertation focused on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the extent to which they are compliant with the European Convention on Human Rights. I appreciate the importance of human rights issues to mental health and mental capacity cases.

    In March 2019 I became a Law Society Accredited Panel Member in Mental Health. I am able to offer advice and representation to clients detained under the Mental Health Act (including clients subject to a Community Treatment Order). I have experience representing clients at Hospital Managers’ Hearings, Care Programme Approach (CPA) meetings and First-Tier Tribunal Hearings.

    I value access to justice and previously worked pro-bono in employment law whilst studying. It is important to me that client matters are handled fairly and progressed in the best possible manner.