My role

I specialise in court of protection health and welfare cases. These are cases when the court is asked to make decisions on behalf of a person who lacks capacity. These decisions include; where someone should live, what care they should receive and who they should have contact with.

I represent people who are deprived of their liberty in a care home or hospital wish to challenge the authorisation that keeps them there.

I also represent family members in court of protection proceedings that concern their loved ones.

I also specialise in mental health law. I advise patients who are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 both in a hospital and in the community. I represent clients 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 travel throughout the Midlands with my base being in Birmingham. Legal aid is often available for my clients.

My experience

I joined Anthony Collins Solicitors in November 2015 and qualified as a solicitor in November 2020. I am a Law Society accredited mental health practitioner and a Legal Aid agency supervisor in this area.

My specialisms

  • Mental Health Law (Mental Health Act 1983)
  • Court of protection
  • Health and welfare matters (Mental Capacity Act 2005)
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) (Mental Capacity Act 2005)
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