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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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11 May 2016 – Health Service Ombudsman criticises hospital discharge procedures which do not secure the protection vulnerable people need:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36250079

Making sure that people have the right assessments of their support needs at the right time is vital, yet often does not happen. As a result people are sometimes discharged home without the support they need.
The NHS and local authorities need to work together to provide care in the community, ensuring that people’s legal rights are protected.