Rebekah FergussonLegal Assistant
Mental Health and Court of Protection Legal Assistant
I work with people who are experiencing mental health and mental capacity difficulties.
I represent patients who are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 both in a hospital and in the community. My representation allows patients to challenge their detention in hospital at Mental Health Tribunals and Hospital Managers Hearings. I also attend other meetings, such as Care Programme Approach (CPA) meetings and S117 meetings, with patients to ensure that their voices are heard when discussions are had about their care and treatment.
I also provide assistance when a person wishes to challenge a deprivation of liberty safeguard (Dols) – whether this is the person subject to the deprivation or a family member. My work involves assisting clients in Court of Protection proceedings challenging decisions with regard to residence, care and treatment and contact.
I joined Anthony Collins Solicitors in November 2015.
I am a Law Society Accredited Mental Health Practitioner.
At Anthony Collins Solicitors, we firmly believe in continuing to develop our knowledge and encouraging progression within the firm. The latest success comes from Rebekah Sambrooks, a legal assistant in our PPM team.
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