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Mackintosh Law

Mackintosh Law is a specialist law firm providing expert legal advice and representation to disabled clients in the niche areas of mental capacity and community care (including healthcare law).

Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) is the Sole Principal of the firm. Nicola is nationally recognised as a leading lawyer advising and conducting complex casework for disabled clients. Together with her team the firm provides an exceptional specialist service to vulnerable clients.

Mackintosh Law has contracts with the Legal Aid Agency to carry out mental capacity cases in the Court of Protection, and community care and public law casework (judicial review) for clients entitled to legal aid. We also accept instructions from privately funded clients.

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What's Happening

11 January 2017
We are seeking a solicitor to join our mental capacity team (0-5 years PQE). See our recruitment page for further details and how to apply.

The closing date for receiving applications is 1 February 2017.

14 November 2016

New Guidance – Participation of vulnerable persons in proceedings in the Court of Protection – Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) has taken the lead in formulating guidance as to how best to facilitate participation of vulnerable people in the Court of Protection. The guidance is invaluable for practitioners and all those working in the Court to ensure that P’s voice is heard and is at the centre of the process.

12 October 2016

Amnesty Legal Aid Report

5 October 2016

Mental Health Act v Mental Capacity Act
Is P ineligible to be detained under the deprivation of liberty safeguards?

30 September 2016 – A new era in the Court of Protection
A County Council v (1) AB (2) JB (3) SB [2016] EWCOP 4 – Placing P at the centre of the process.
Guest Post: Facilitating participation of ‘P’ in Court of Protection proceedings

21 September 2016

Mackintosh Law expands its team
We are delighted to announce that Ali Fiddy has joined our specialist mental capacity and community care team at Mackintosh Law.

Ali, a solicitor of over 10 years’ experience, was previously Head of Legal at Mind and has extensive experience of the issues our vulnerable clients face.

Ali joins Laura Dawson, assistant solicitor, who has developed a superb reputation for her expertise in Court of Protection work, and Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) who heads the team at the firm.