Roger Pezzani

Year of Call: 1997

Roger practices exclusively in mental health law. He represents and advises patients at all levels, from hospital managers hearings to the Supreme Court. He is equally content at a local hospital managers hearing and the appellate courts and tribunals.

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Mental Health Law

Overview

Roger Pezzani practices exclusively in mental health law. He represents and advises patients at all levels, from hospital managers hearings to the Supreme Court. He is equally content at a local hospital managers hearing and the appellate courts and tribunals.

Roger is happy to talk cases through at an early stage. He thinks that every case is more likely to succeed if it is well-planned from the start. He doesn't especially mind if he gets paid for these planning discussions, or even whether they result in formal instruction. The client and the case are what matter. He therefore welcomes informal calls from lawyers who wish to discuss their cases.

Notable Cases

R (on the application of C) v Secretary of State for Justice [2016] UKSC 2; [2016] WLR(D) 34, (2016) 149 BMLR 1, [2016] UKSC 2, [2016] EMLR 13, [2016] WLR 444, [2016] 1 WLR 444, 149 BMLR 1, (2016) 19 CCL Rep 5, [2016] HRLR 7

YA v Central and NW London NHS Trusts and Others [2015] UKUT 37 (AAC)

NL v Hampshire County Council (Mental health : All) [2014] UKUT 475 (AAC)

C & Anor v Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust & Anor [2013] EWCA Civ 701; [2013] AACR 1

MD v Mersey Care NHS Trust [2013] UKUT 127 (AAC)

MM v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust [2013] UKUT 107 (AAC)

MS v North East London Foundation Trust [2013] UKUT 92 (AAC)

Secretary of State for Justice v MP and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust [2013] UKUT 25 (AAC)

AC, Partnerships in Care Ltd v Secretary of State for Justice [2012] UKUT 450 (AAC)

AM v West London MH NHS Trust & Secretary of State for Justice [2012] UKUT 382 (AAC)

DC v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and the Secretary of State for Justice [2012] UKUT 92 (AAC)

MB v BEH MH NHST & Secretary of State for Justice [2011] UKUT 328 (AAC)

PS and Camden v Islington NHS Foundation Trust [2011] UKUT 143 (AAC)

MP v Mersey Care NHS Trust [2011] UKUT 107 (AAC)

KF v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust [2010] UKUT 185 (AAC)

RM v St Andrew's Healthcare [2010] UKUT 119 (AAC)

MD v Nottinghamshire Health Care NHS Trust [2010] UKUT 59 (AAC)

R (PP) v Secretary of State for Justice [2009] EWHC 2464 (Admin)

R (X) v Secretary of State for Justice [2009] EWHC 2465 (Admin)

R (TF) v Secretary of State for Justice [2008] EWCA Civ 1457 (2009) 106 BMLR 54, (2009) 12 CCL Rep 245, [2008] MHLR 370; (first instance: R (F) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWHC 2912 (Admin) [2008] MHLR 361

M v South West London & St George's Mental Health NHS Trust [2008] EWCA Civ 1112 (07 August 2008)

RD, R (on the application of) v Mental Health Review Tribunal [2007] EWHC 781 (Admin)

R (O) v MHRT [2006] MHLR 326; (2007) 93 BMLR 110; (2007) A.C.D. 16

R (Care Principles Ltd) v MHRT; R (AL) v Care Principles Ltd & ors [2006] M.H.L.R. 365; (2007) BMLR 145

R (B) v (1) A Haddock (2) Dr J Rigby (3) Dr Wood (2006) H.R.L.R. 40; (2006) Lloyd's Rep Med 433; (2007) 93 BMLR 52; Independent, July 13, 2006; (2005) 85 BMLR 57 (first instance)

R (SC) v (1) MHRT (2) The Secretary Of State For Health & Secretary Of State For The Home Department [2005] MHLR 31; (2005) A.C.D. 102; (2005) A.C.D. 89; Times, January 24, 2005

R (LI) v MHRT [2004] M.H.L.R. 150; (2004) A.C.D. 74

R (PS) v (1) Responsible Medical Officer (Dr G) (2) Second Opinion Appointed Doctor (Dr W) [2004] M.H.L.R. 1

Holder v Law Society [2003] 1 WLR 1059; [2003] 3 All ER 62

R (Tagoe-Thompson) v Hospital Managers Of Park Royal Centre [2003] 1 WLR 1272; [2003] M.H.L.R. 326; [2003] M.H.L.R. 321 : Times, December 13, 2002; Independent, February 17, 2003 (first instance)

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Background

Before he became a lawyer, Roger enjoyed working for several years as carer for people with severe learning disabilities. Before that, he received an excellent education at a south London comprehensive school and Sussex university.

Publications

Roger has helped several lawyers and judges write books, but has never written one himself. He sometimes lectures and writes articles in his specialist field.

Training and Seminars

Roger sometimes lectures in his specialist field

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