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.
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.
12 April 2017 – Mackintosh Law expands its team
We are delighted to announce that Melissa Law has joined our specialist mental capacity and community care team at Mackintosh Law.
Melissa 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.
12 April 2017 – The London Legal Walk 2017
We are walking the London Legal walk on 22 May 2017 to raise funding for The London Legal Support Trust, an independent charity that provides free legal services in London & the South East. Read about the work they do here: London Legal support trust – about us
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5 April 2017 – Being disabled in Britain: a journey less equal.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published their report providing a review into disability inequality in Great Britain. Read the full report here: A journey less equal
16 February 2017 – S.O.S – Save Our Social care system
A new report from Age UK released today has concluded that we are living on borrowed time to save the social care system for older people. See the complete report here: Age UK – borrowed time
16 February 2017 – Accredited Legal Representatives (ALRs)
The Law Society’s new scheme for accrediting legal representatives in welfare cases in the Court of Protection has now been given approval and will be launched shortly.
ALRs will be directly appointed by the Court to meet with the person who is the subject of the proceedings in the Court of Protection about their welfare, investigate and read relevant records and advise before then reporting to the Court. We see this as an important step in ensuring that vulnerable people are advised and represented by practitioners who meet high standards of expertise and who have a proven track record, and that people whose cases are before the Court about their welfare have access to quality advice.
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
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  EWCOP 4 – Placing P at the centre of the process.
Guest Post: Facilitating participation of ‘P’ in Court of Protection proceedings