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Mental Health

Mental Health


Swain & Co Solicitors are leading experts in providing specialist advice and representation in Mental Health cases and advice in relation to all aspects of the Mental Health Act to patients and their relatives.

We have membership of the Law Society’s Mental Health Panel which means that our solicitors who have membership have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of Mental Health Law.

Our Mental Health Lawyers all follow the Law Society Code of Practice for Mental Health. Coupled with the fact that Swain & Co Solicitors have Lexcel standard, it means our clients are getting levels of expertise and customer service that are consistently high.

Our expertise is also recognised by the Community Legal Service.

Free legal aid is widely available for advice and representation at Mental Health Review Tribunals.

We attend Mental Health Review Tribunals and Managers’ Hearings providing assistance and representation.

“Our team fight for the protection of your rights. We challenge the lawfulness of continuing detention and advise on High Court and Human Rights issues. We assist and advise on treatment, aftercare issues and community care.”

The relative of someone detained may be eligible for legal aid.

Advice can be given immediately over the telephone and appointments arranged at short notice, including at hospitals.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation

We have offices in Havant/Portsmouth and Southampton.

Call our Havant office: 023 92 483322
Call our Southampton office: 023 80 631111

Fax us: 023 92 483366

Videos of Swain & Co Solicitors’ Mental Health team supporting ‘Time to Talk’ day event.

Take a look at our videos filmed during 'Time to Talk' day. Here our colleagues are spending another workday time by reflecting on issues in relation to Mental Health and Discrimination.

Successful Cases

Commendation from Amanda McBride, Senior Forensic Social Worker at Ashworth Hospital:

"Mr G had applied for a Mental Health Review Tribunal."

"My thanks to [your solicitor] for representing Mr G in such a professional but also sensitive and compassionate approach whilst ensuring all his rights were exercised withing the court of law."

Specialist Staff