Mental Health Law.

We specialise in providing advice to patients detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983. This means that we have enormous experience of representing patients at Mental Health Tribunals. We are specialists, however, in all aspects of Mental Health Law. 

Who we help.

We can help not just if you are a hospital patient but also if you are living in the community and have an issue with mental health services, if you have a family member that needs help with mental health problems, or if you are a prisoner and are unable to get access to treatment for a mental disorder. 
Please click on one of the following boxes for advice that is tailored to your specific circumstances.  

Below are just a few of the types of issues that we deal with

    You need advice about detention under the Mental Health Act 1983
    You have been sent to hospital as part of criminal proceedings
    You want to be discharged from detention
    You need advice on whether to accept treatment
    You want to apply to a Mental Health Tribunal
    You want to apply to the hospital managers
    You need advice about community treatment orders (CTOs)
    You think a family member may need mental health treatment
    You want to get a family member discharged from hospital
    You want to be transferred from prison to hospital
    You want funding for after-care
    You want to appeal against a tribunal decision
    You want to displace a nearest relative

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.

About Butler & Co Solicitors

Our approach.

We are experts in our field. We have a team of highly skilled lawyers available to provide you with the best quality advice and representation.
Our service, though, is about more than simply having the necessary expertise. It is just as much about commitment. What unites our team of mental health lawyers above all else is a commitment to protecting the rights of the vulnerable and the disadvantaged, and a commitment to providing the best quality service for every single client.

The areas we cover.

We are based in Taunton, Somerset, so most of our work is in the South West region. Typically, therefore, we provide advice to patients and clients in Bristol, Somerset, Wiltshire, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. However, our reputation for expertise means that we receive instructions to act from clients all over the country, and we will be happy to assist wherever you are based.

Eligibility for funding.

Most of our clients are eligible for legal aid, but we also provide a service for privately paying clients too. For full details of funding and whether you will be eligible for legal aid, please click here.