Garden Court Chambers
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Garden Court Chambers seeks to provide the highest quality representation to people diagnosed with mental disorders. We recognise that such a diagnosis can have multiple legal consequences, for example relating to people's liberty, family life, housing, care needs, welfare benefits and immigration status.
We offer a highly specialised Mental Health law team, which advises and represents people who have been made subject to the compulsory of detention powers under the Mental Health Act 1983. The team is very experienced at representing detained patients in the First-Tier Mental Health Tribunal and the Upper Tribunal in addition to the higher appellate courts. The team is especially experienced in representing forensic mental health patients detained in high security and medium security hospitals. The team also advise clients and solicitors on the diverse legal questions which arise when people are detained in hospital, for example in relation to compulsory medication, mixed-gender wards, transfers to and from prison, inquests concerning death in detention of person's with mental health issues, consultation with patients' nearest relatives and concerning the lawfulness of their detention. Members of the team have also advised MIND and Rethink on aspects of Government mental health policy and reform of mental health law.
Garden Court Chambers also offers specialists in other areas of law who have particular experience and expertise in representing people with mental health problems, for example within the criminal justice system, in care homes, and in immigration detention to provide a comprehensive service to our clients.
It is our aim that this multi-disciplinary approach will challenge and reduce the stigma, prejudice and discrimination which individuals with mental health problems continue to face in all areas of their lives, and in the courts.
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Cases involving members of the Mental Health Law Team
House of Lords and Supreme Court
R (von Brandenburg) v Tower Hamlets LBC  UKHL 58,  2 AC 280.
Upper tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber)
EC v Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust  UKUT 178 (AAC)
High Court and Court of Appeal
S v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1939 (QB)
For further information please contact the clerking team to the Mental Health Law Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 7993 7600.
Members of the Mental Health team are listed below - click on their names to go to their profiles.