The public law team at Southerns has shown true dedication and resilience throughout the covid-19 pandemic to date, building on the firm’s already well established reputation as one of the leading mental health, mental capacity, Court of Protection and Inquest specialists.

These are unprecedented and incredibly difficult times for all. There has never been a more important time to devote our legal skills and expertise to representing some of the most vulnerable people in society, to secure genuine access to justice for all.


Director & Head of Department Rachel Eastham said:

“I have never been prouder of the public law team at Southerns, it is an honour to lead this team who are all individually so committed to the clients and families we represent and everything this department stands for.  Everyone has contributed exponentially to ensure that we have continued to provide unwavering support to all those clients we are privileged to represent and those who put their trust in us as a team.  There have been several challenges and we have needed to adapt quickly to remote ways of engaging with and representing our clients.  Our successful response to date is just one indication of the resilience and attributes of this team”


Should you, your relative or friend need any support from our specialist public law team then please do not hesitate to contact us on 01282 422711 or email