Mental Health Law Solicitors

Tailored legal advice for patients and families regarding treatment, detention, and your rights under Mental Health Law.

The work of a mental health lawyer is both challenging and rewarding. Bison Solicitors are proud to provide outstanding outcomes in the broad spectrum of Mental Health Law and Mental Health Capacity Law.

Bison Solicitors capture 15 years of combined experience within specially tailored legal advice to patients in the Mental Health System. Bison Solicitors are experts in the industry. Acting on behalf of clients with the utmost discretion, and compassion.

As Law Society Accredited Panel Members, our team offer clients a wealth of knowledge, passion, and determination, evidenced by our work in high-profile and complex forensic cases surrounding Mental Health law and policy within the United Kingdom.


The Mental Health Act is a law which outlines when a hospital can detain you without your permission. This is otherwise referred to as being ‘sectioned’.

Fundamentally, the Mental Health Act is there for your protection. However, should you or your family disagree with an individual’s detention, you are within your rights to challenge and object. Bison Solicitors can provide expert assistance in doing this.


Bison Solicitors’ commitment to our clients see’s our service go beyond representing your best interests. Our team believe it is imperative to monitor a number of issues regarding your care, to ensure you the best possible outcome in your case. These include:

  • 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 Mental Health 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.
  • 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.

At Bison Solicitors, we feel strongly about allowing everyone to access the appropriate representation which they require. We are proud to offer our services as part of the legal aid scheme.Our team are proud to offer an approachable service. We are highly-regarded in the field of Mental Health Law and seek to help you understand the law which affects you.

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