Expert Mental Health Tribunal lawyer, Chris McCann, successfully represented and achieved the discharge of a detained patient at a Mental Health Review Tribunal in June 2018. The patient was discharged from their detention under the Mental Health Order despite objections by the Trust and Social Services.
Patients in such cases are more often than not vulnerable people who cannot advocate or find it difficult to advocate on their own behalf. Such vulnerable individuals require legal representation before Mental Health Tribunals and we recommend that they should always seek expert representation. Legal representation is free for all patients subject to detention under the Mental Health Order as legal aid is available for the Tribunal Hearings.
The system at Mental Health Review Tribunals can often be heavily weighted against the client given that healthcare professionals give evidence against them, seeking their continued detention. It is therefore imperative that patients who are seeking discharge (release) from detention under the Mental Health Act avail of expert and confidential legal advice.
Harte Coyle Collins, Solicitors & Advocates have the legal of expertise required in these cases and urge any patient seeking release from detention to contact Mr Chris McCann of our office for a free consultation on 028 90 278227.