Sadly, when a person’s mental health becomes a concern, then important decisions often have to be made to maintain the welfare (and occasionally the personal safety) of that person, and their belongings.
You may be worried about mental health implications for yourself, or you may be facing the worsening mental health of a loved family member. Either way, a good solicitor can help clarify the positive action that you might consider; indeed one of the functions of ‘the law’ is after all to protect and support individuals when they need it most.
So for example, the QualitySolicitors legal network gives you access to an experienced mental health lawyer near you who can carefully advise you on often-tricky matters such as power of attorney (where a person takes legal control of certain aspects of another person’s life), decisions made in advance regarding a person’s medical treatment (when provision is made based on an assumption that the person may be unable to make such a decision when it needs to be made), and perhaps most distressing of all, deprivation of liberty (when a person’s mental health becomes so unpredictable that some sort of institutionalisation may be considered appropriate).
Naturally these (and other mental health-related) legal topics are highly emotive, so we’re sure you’ll appreciate that all law firms in the QualitySolicitors network offer extremely high levels of personal attention and service, with all the sensitivity you’d expect from an efficient compassionate legal professional who has your best interests at heart.