Bison Solicitors specialises in providing the best quality of service in the broad spectrum of Mental Health Law and Mental Capacity Law.

With a combined 15 years of experience in both advising and representing patients in the Mental Health System, Bison are renowned for their expertise within the sector.

Our Mental Health solicitors are Law Society Accredited Panel Members and are distinguished for their work in high profile and complex forensic cases.

In order to provide the best service to our clients, we believe that it is crucial that a number of rigorous parameters are monitored throughout the duration of your time with us. We strive to ensure the following:

  • To investigate your detention in hospital is properly authorised by law and procedures prescribed by law are followed.
  • You are not forcibly medicated against your wishes unless proper legal procedures are followed.
  • That the boundaries set by the detaining authority on you are proportionate.
  • You are treated in accordance with the law while in seclusion.
  • Your human rights are respected at all times.
  • Your detention will not go beyond the time limit set by the law.
  • To advise your family, or those with legal responsibility for your care, of their rights under the Mental Health Act. In appropriate cases, to appoint or remove a person to act as your nearest relative under the Act.
  • We will ensure that the Independent Mental Health Tribunal review your detention thoroughly.
  • We will ensure that the detaining authority is accountable for its decision regarding your care and detention.
  • That your needs in the community are properly assessed and provided for by the local authority.
  • For those seeking psychiatric help, we will ensure you have access to the care and treatment you require.
  • For those subject to Community Treatment Order, we will ensure that the conditions are appropriate, necessary and proportionate.
  • Finally, we pledge to thoroughly investigate your case history and put right any inaccuracy contained in your medical record in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

We have locations around England including Farnham, London, St Albans, Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester and the Isle of Wight.  We are here to help.