We are delighted to be ranked Band 1 in Chambers 2023 rankings for Mental Health - Patients, which were released today.
What the team is known for
Mackintosh Law has a strong stable of mental health lawyers. The team acts on behalf of individuals who lack capacity, including those who suffer from severe mental disorders and learning difficulties. The firm is deeply familiar with complex issues in respect of the interface between the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act, as well as deprivation of liberty cases. The team is also experienced in Court of Protection proceedings.
"Their instructions are always incredibly detailed and their understanding of the issues is quite exceptional. The cases they take on are incredibly complex, and often involve serious issues of human rights and deprivation of liberty."
"They are always very prompt when answering questions."
Zena Soormally is an experienced practitioner who specialises in Court of Protection cases and supporting clients who lack capacity. She has particular experience handling deprivation of liberty cases." Zena's totally meticulous and detail-oriented, while working in a collegiate way to try to find solutions in challenging cases."
Nicola Mackintosh possesses significant expertise in mental health and capacity law, including deprivation of liberty cases. She frequently represents vulnerable clients in the Court of Protection.
"Nicola is absolutely fantastic. She's totally client-focused, and her driving focus has always been the concerns of vulnerable clients. She has such passion and drive."