Detention Under The Mental Health Act
Individuals aged eighteen or over may be detained in a psychiatric hospital if they are deemed to suffer from one of the mental disorders stated in the Mental Health Act 1983.
Even though people can be sectioned against their will, a legal framework exists to protect the rights of patients.
Stephen Field: An Expert in Detention Under the Mental Health Act
London barrister, Stephen Field, uses his understanding of the Mental Health Act to safeguard the welfare of vulnerable people.
Defending the rights of individuals admitted to psychiatric hospitals, it is Stephen’s belief that everybody is entitled to legal recourse when the system fails them.
Patients’ Rights Under the Mental Health Act
Stephen ensures that patients are treated according to the stipulations of the Mental Health Act
If you, or somebody you know, has been detained under the Mental Health Act, Stephen can provide representation and advice.
Make contact today to learn about what rights patients have when admitted to psychiatric hospitals.