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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.

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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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…

Mackintosh Law Limited

On 1 February 2019 we will be incorporating. Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) will be the Sole Director of Mackintosh Law Limited. The company is registered in England and Wales at Companies House, registration number 11067651. The company will trade as ‘Mackintosh Law’. Mackintosh Law Limited is authorised and regulated by…

30 October 2018 – Justice week

The legal profession’s main representative bodies join hands this week to place justice and the rule of law at the centre of public and political debate. “Justic week follows 12 months in which the parlous state of the justice system has emerged as a public scandal.” For a list of…