The aim of this committee is to keep under review and promote improvements in law, practice and procedure affecting elderly people and those with mental or physical disabilities. To promote and develop legal services to patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and to those within the categories referred to above. To keep under review the role and operation of the Law Society Mental Health Review Tribunal Panel and to develop support initiatives for solicitors providing services to elderly people and those with mental health and physical disabilities.
Alex has been recognised for several years as one of the leading experts in the Mental Capacity Act 2005. He is instructed by individuals (including on behalf of the Official Solicitor), NHS bodies and local authorities. He is one of the very few practitioners who has experience of appearing/advising upon all aspects of the Court of Protection’s jurisdiction (i.e. health and welfare and property and affairs, as well as its international jurisdiction).
Alex is also an editor of Thirty Nine Essex Street’s highly regarded Mental Capacity Law Newsletter, the most recent edition of which you can find here.