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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) and Zena Soormally Bolwig are Co-Directors of the firm. Nicola and Zena are nationally recognised as leading lawyers advising and conducting complex casework for disabled clients. Together with their 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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The rule of law is not negotiable

Responding to news of a Justice Select Committee inquiry into the future of legal aid, Law Society of England and Wales president Simon Davis said: “The rule of law is not negotiable. This why I wish to echo the concerns raised today in Parliament by the chair of the Justice…

Solicitors rise to the challenge

“All across the country, solicitors have worked tirelessly for their clients to ensure the highest standard of service. I am proud of the role solicitors have played to keep the wheels of justice turning through this extraordinarily challenging time.” Simon Davis, President of the Law Society of England and Wales

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.

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…