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Specialists in community care and mental capacity law A specialist law firm Nicola Mackintosh, Honorary Queen's Counsel Complex Casework For vulnerable people 'Phenomenal' Chambers Directory 2016 'Outstanding' Chambers Directory 2014

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.

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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4 June 2020 Racism has no place in our society

“George Floyd’s death has caused outrage around the world and exposed injustices and inequalities. “We will continue to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, combat any instances of racism or prejudice in the sector and stand against injustice. https://www.lawsociety.org.uk/news/press-releases/racism-has-no-place-in-our-society/

Covid 19 – update 19 March 2020

We are continuing to operate, using remote working where possible. All of the team are picking up emails and we are continuing to represent our clients and provide the usual excellent standard of service as far as we are able to do so. Phone calls will be collected by our…

Left-behind communities unable to challenge poor care

More than 37 million people in England and Wales live in a local authority area without a single community care legal aid service, including over 7.5 million people aged 65 and over, the Law Society said as it published analysis revealing catastrophic legal aid deserts for community care across the…

20/30 vision

On 1 July Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) celebrated 30 years of casework and 20 years of running a legal aid practice. A celebratory event was held at Southwark Cathedral to recognise the anniversary and highlight the legal issues faced by people who lack mental capacity, the barriers they often face…

First 100 years

Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) took place in a special walk ahead of the #LondonLegalWalk to celebrate the #first100years of women in law with some other legal legends. The walk was co-organised by @First100years who are leading a National campaign leading the 2019 centenary celebrations of #WomenInLaw following the passing of…

12 June 2019

Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) is referenced in the recent Metro article regarding the need to ensure that all possible steps are taken to ensure that P can communicate his/her wishes and feelings and has a voice in proceedings which directly affect them. Metro newspaper 11 June 2019

I would walk 10,000 metres…

On June 17th 2019 a Mackintosh Law team will again be taking part in the London Legal Walk. This is a 10k charity walk through London to raise money for free legal advice charities. You can read more about the London Legal support trust here – LLST If you are…