In response to the impact of the coronavirus crisis, Chambers' Court of Protection and Mental Health barristers are committed to providing as much assistance as possible, including urgent advice, online resources and other support, during these challenging and unprecedented times. Trinity has a dedicated section of the website focused on COVID-19. Members of the team can assist with enquiries relating to urgent cases and hearings and applications relating to vulnerable adults and deprivation of liberty matters. The team can also assist with updates regarding on and offline court procedures, including facilities to deal with remote hearings.
Our team of expert mental health barristers deal with all aspects of the Mental Health Act 1983 and Mental Capacity Act 2005 including issues surrounding treatment and detention, vulnerable adults and deprivation of liberty.
The group provide a wide range of representation from the Mental Health Review Tribunal as well as Court of Protection and capacity matters. In addition, the specialist barristers deal with Judicial Review proceedings arising from mental health related issues.
Mental health law frequently crosses over with many of the other practice areas which Trinity deals with such as care proceedings, crime, inquests, immigration , administrative law and employment.
As well as representing individuals, members of the mental health team also act on behalf of Local Authorities and NHS Trusts, sometimes on an emergency basis.
Several barristers in the team deal with complex Community Care issues and are familiar with the provisions of the Care Act 2014 including issues relating to the “well-being principle”; Carers rights, assessment and eligibility for Care and Support as well as issues surrounding the safeguarding of vulnerable adults; NHS Funded Care; Young carer’s assessments; Independent living; Advocacy and Advice services; Safeguarding Adult Boards and Safeguarding Powers.
Silk, Nicholas Stonor Q.C. is a member of Trinity's Mental Health and Court of Protection team.
Barristers in the team are involved in delivering Solicitors Regulation Authority accredited CPD training events for local authorities, solicitors and other interested bodies on this constantly evolving and complex area of law.