Mental Health

Mental Health Law Solicitors

If you need legal advice in relation to mental health law in Northern Ireland, we can provide you with a mental health lawyer and guide you through the legal processes.

Persons detained or subject to a guardianship under the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 have the right to apply to have their detention/guardianship reviewed by the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Northern Ireland.  It is important that the patient has a solicitor to ensure their rights are protected and decisions are based on full and independent legal advice.

Why Wilson Nesbitt?

We have some of Northern Ireland’s only specialist mental health solicitors to provide, support and representation in Mental Health Review Tribunals.  Wilson Nesbitt have experience taking Judicial Review cases and compensation claims on behalf of patients and our mental health solicitors work tirelessly to ensure human rights are protected.  The firm is a member of the Mental Health Lawyers Association and works with them to improve representation in the field of mental health law.

Mental Health Law - What you need to know?

Our mental health law solicitors in Northern Ireland will advise you on all types of mental health proceedings including;

  • representing patients at the Mental Health Review Tribunal;
  • bringing human rights Judicial Review cases to the High Court;
  • advising and representing families of patients; and
  • taking compensation claims on behalf of patients whose rights have been breached.

Legal Aid

All detained patients qualify for Legal Aid for a Mental Health Review Tribunal regardless of income.  We can assess your eligibility for Legal Aid for families of patients and/or compensation claims.


Speak to a mental health law solicitor in complete confidence now on free phone number 0800 840 0546.
Alternatively you can contact us or request a callback.

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