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12 June 2019

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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


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I would walk 10,000 metres…

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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 able to make a small donation to help us to help others you can sponsor us here: Team MackLaw


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Mackintosh Law Limited

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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 the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the SRA number is 655500.

Mackintosh Law Limited will continue to provide legal services from the existing premises at 103 Borough High Street, London SE1 1NL.


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10 December 2018 – Legal aid advice network ‘decimated by funding cuts’

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Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) is featured in today’s BBC article on the deserts of legal aid provision.

Nicola is quoted as saying “Pre-LASPO, we had a network of advice centres, CABs, law centres and specialist high-street practices. It was not perfect, but it was pretty good. Now we have a complete decimation of the advice and representation network. Everybody recognises disabled people have rights but if you do not provide the advice and representation to them, those rights are theoretical in practice.”

The full article can be found here

 


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27 November 2018 – Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) – Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple Inn

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We are delighted that the Middle Temple Inn has called Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) as an Honorary Bencher. Nicola is the first female QC (Hon) to be called and it is a great privilege.

She was called at a ceremony on 27 November 2018 at Middle Temple Hall. In her speech Nicola restated her commitment to the rule of law and its application to vulnerable and disabled people in particular, including the vital importance of civil legal aid.

She will work with the Inn in the coming years to inspire students and others to continue to press for a just and inclusive legal system which affords equal access to the law for all.


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30 September 2016 – A new era in the Court of Protection

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A County Council v (1) AB (2) JB (3) SB [2016] EWCOP 4 – Placing P at the centre of the process.
Guest Post: Facilitating participation of ‘P’ in Court of Protection proceedings
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2016/41.html
https://courtofprotectionhandbook.com/category/case-management


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5 October 2016 – Mental Health Act v Mental Capacity Act

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Is P ineligible to be detained under the deprivation of liberty safeguards?
http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2016/B2.html


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12 October 2016 – Amnesty Legal Aid Report

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14 November 2016 – New Guidance – Participation of vulnerable persons in proceedings in the Court of Protection

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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.

Participation of P


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16 February 2017 – Accredited Legal Representatives (ALRs)

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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.


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