Mental Health Law

Our solicitors advise people who are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, represent clients at Mental Health Tribunal hearings and Hospital Managers’ meetings.

AGI Criminal Solicitors holds a contract with the Legal Aid Agency to provide Mental Health law services across Northern England.

Our Mental Health Solicitors are experts in all areas of Mental Health law, including but not limited to the following:

Mental Health Tribunals.
• Hospital managers appeals.
• Community treatment orders.
• 117 (pre-discharge) and CPA meetings.
• Applications to the Court of Protection.
• Compulsory treatment and lawfulness of detention.
• Nearest relative displacement proceedings.
• Nearest relative discharge applications.
• Voluntary admissions.
• Forensic admissions.
• Consent to treatment.
• Post treatment aftercare.

Our Mental Health Solicitors work closely with our other departments to assist clients whose legal requirements do not fall into one area of law.

Our Mental Health law team comprises of Solicitors accredited under the Law Society’s Mental Health Law accreditation scheme and therefore follows the Code of Practice for Mental Health.

FUNDING – Legal Aid is available*

Excellent Feedback from the Tribunal and Professionals of our Mental Health Team.

“I had Hannah in front of me recently at a MHRT Hearing.
I just wanted to say how impressed I was by her excellent advocacy, her marshalling of the arguments and her well prepared grasp of the salient issues.
The Tribunal psychiatrist remarked that Hannah had dealt with her very vulnerable client with great sensitivity and I agree.
She will go far!
David – Mental Health Tribunal Judge

“I also would like to give you some positive feedback. I was very impressed by your skills as Ms T solicitor at her tribunal. Your approach and style are excellent. Your attention to the details of the evidence was impressive and the way in which you asked questions of everyone was kind and assertive, in my opinion, not an easy balance. you are one of the best tribunal solicitors I have worked with.
Locum Consultant Psychiatrist



We have a multidisciplinary practice which overlaps in expertise to provide the best representation to client.