At Southerns our expert team of mental health solicitors are on hand to help individuals requiring mental health legal advice and representation. Our team have a vast amount of experience in advising clients and their families in a wide range of matters, including treatment, rights and detention.

Free Initial Discussion

To find out how we can help, you can call us on 01282 422 711 for advice and representation. Alternatively, you can contact us by email on and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Mental Health Advice

Our hugely successful mental health team are recognised as leading practitioners in this niche area.  We have significant experience in helping those affected by mental health problems, providing advice and representation when you, your relative or friend, need it most.

We are one of a limited number of law firms within England and Wales able to offer free, non-means tested, legal advice and representation in Tribunal matters and many other areas of Mental Health Law, under our contract awarded by the Legal Aid Agency.

Mental Health Law

Our specialist team provides advice and representation to patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and to those subject to Community Treatment Orders (CTO) and Guardianship.  Assistance is also available to informal/voluntary patients, for those requiring help with aftercare, and to relatives and carers.

Our advocates are recognised experts in this field providing the highest quality and specialist advice available.

Areas we can help with:
  • Mental Health Tribunal Hearings
  • Hospital Managers Hearings
  • CPA/Section 117 and Professionals Meetings
  • Mental Health Act
  • Section 2 & Section 3
  • Section 117 Aftercare
  • Treatment Issues
  • Nearest Relative
  • Seclusion & Restraint
  • Judicial Review
  • Human Rights
  • Mental Capacity & Court of Protection

Our mental health team includes Accredited members of the Law Society’s Mental Health Tribunal Panel and we are active members of the Mental Health Lawyers Association.  We are able to provide a cohesive approach across the spectrum of mental health, mental capacity, and community care matters.

Why Choose Southerns?

We have been advising clients since 1792 and therefore we have a great reputation for understanding and getting the best results for our clients.

Speak to us about your circumstances and we’ll always explain your options, any fees, funding options or legal aid eligibility and tailor the advice to your individual needs.

Contact us

We provide mental health advice in a number of areas across the country, we have offices in Burnley, Blackpool, Cheadle, Chorley, Maghull, Manchester, Warrington and York.   Please call us on 01282 422 711 for a free initial discussion to see how we can help. Alternatively, you can email us on and we’ll call you back.


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