Mackintosh Law is a specialist law firm..
providing expert legal advice and representation in the niche areas of mental capacity, community care, and health care law.

Nicola Mackintosh is the Sole Principal of the firm. She has an extensive proven track record of undertaking complex casework for some of the most vulnerable people in society, and creating precedents for the benefit of disabled people.

Mackintosh Law has a contract with the Legal Aid Agency to undertake community care (including mental capacity) and public law casework, and we also accept instructions from privately funded clients.


Chambers 2014 – Health care (patients) section
‘Nicola Mackintosh leads Mackintosh Law's highly specialised mental health department and concentrates on cutting-edge issues within that space. She brings over 20 years of experience to the table and handles work relating to mental capacity, community law and social services. "She is outstanding - a trustworthy pair of hands. I have no hesitation in recommending her at all."

Chambers 2014: Administrative and Public Law
"A real fighter" who has the ability to "open up new fronts on which to do battle."

Chambers 2014: Court of Protection
“Her passion is unbelievable. Her ferocity and energy are hard to match and she sustains that year in year out. She brings that fire to cases that sets them alight.”

19 February 2014- Nicola Mackintosh appointed Honorary Queen’s Counsel
We are proud to announce that Nicola Mackintosh has been appointed Honorary Queen’s Counsel (QC) by Her Majesty The Queen.

The appointment is intended to recognise an extraordinary contribution to the law and its development outside usual legal practice in the Courts.

Nicola has worked tirelessly to raise the profile of the legal rights of people with learning disabilities, people in mental distress, and clients with physical disabilities. She is co-Chair of the Legal Aid Practitioners Group and sits on the Law Society’s Mental Health and Disability Committee. She has taken some of the leading cases in relation to care home closures, access to health services free of charge, and protection of vulnerable people in the Court of Protection.

Nicola said ‘I feel extremely honoured to receive this appointment. There has never been a more important time for lawyers and all concerned with the justice system to speak out for people who cannot advocate for themselves. Legal aid is being drastically cut and access to expert advice on people’s rights is disappearing fast. We face a situation where only the rich can afford justice, something which we cannot tolerate. I will continue to do whatever I can to campaign and fight for the rights of everyone to justice under the rule of law’.

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