Giving you strength, making sure your voice is heard.

We are a specialist law firm providing expert legal advice and representation in Mental Health Law and Court of Protection Law.

Who we are.

We are based in Taunton, Somerset, so most of our work is undertaken in the South West region, but our reputation means that we are instructed to represent clients nationwide.

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We are committed to excellence in our work. We therefore do our best to ensure that every client feels that they have had the best possible service.

Our legal services.

We provide specialist representation and legal advice in Mental Health Law, Court of Protection, Judicial Review and Care Planning & Advice. Find out more below.

Mental Health Law

We have enormous experience of representing patients at Mental Health Tribunals. We are specialists, however, in all aspects of Mental Health Law.

Court of Protection

We advise on how the Mental Capacity Act 2005 should be applied, and we provide representation in Court of Protection proceedings.

Judicial Review

Whatever the decision, whatever the public body, whenever there is a question of Mental Health Law involved, we can provide you with the expert legal advice you need.

Care Planning & Advice

Lasting Power of Attorney, Deputyships, Advance Decisions and Challenging Funding Decisions are all services we can provide for you.

What we offer.

We are a progressive firm with a fresh approach to legal practice, aiming for a friendly relationship with all our clients, whilst recognising the need to work to the highest professional standards on their behalf at all times.

Training for Professionals

As well as providing legal advice and representation on individual cases, we provide an extensive range of competitively-priced training courses on the law itself.

Legal Aid Funding

The vast majority of the work we do is for clients who are eligible for Legal Aid. As part of our initial advice in any case, we will therefore assess your eligibility for funding from the Legal Aid Agency. 

We can help. Contact us today

We are a specialist law firm providing expert legal advice and representation in Mental Health Law and Court of Protection Law. Get in touch to find out how we can help you.

What our clients say.

"I have learnt an immense amount being a significant role alongside each solicitor I have worked with, to ensure where needed, things are challenged and aimed for the best possible outcome for the client.
Each solicitor has always, worked swiftly and effectively. If I was ever in a personal situation where I needed legal representation, I would choose Butler & Co! "

C C

"I greatly appreciate all the care and diligence shown by Mr Tilbury under difficult circumstances about tribunals etc.
Hopefully I will not need his services again now that I am settling into a new independent home after a long time without one.
Thanks again!"

R.M H

"I would like to express my thanks for all your hard work on my behalf at a time where I was on reflection, extremely unwell.
It is reassuring to know that the legal profession is there to support individuals when needed."

G S

"I found your assistance very helpful and supportive. It was a rather gruelling time and you helped me tremendously to get through it all!
Thank you so much"

L.B S

"Thank you for your help when I needed it"

K C

Our team.

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Michael Butler

Principal

Michael founded Butler & Co in 2005, and is the firm’s Principal. He qualified as a solicitor in 1992 in London, having graduated from Warwick University and the College of Law, Chancery Lane.

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Catrin Blake

Senior Associate Solicitor & Head of Mental Capacity and Court of Protection Department

Catrin is a Senior Associate Solicitor with Butler & Co Solicitors, having joined us in 2009.

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Chris Heery

Senior Associate Solicitor & Head of Mental Health Department

Chris is an Associate Solicitor specialising in mental health law and joined Butler & Co in 2009.

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Frances Grice

Practice Manager

Frances is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. She joined Butler & Co Solicitors in 2008.