Staff

Ronald Franks, Solicitor/Partner/Head of Department

Ronnie is responsible for LSA’s Mental Health Legal Representation Projects. He is a part-time legal member and convener of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland, and is a member of the Law Society of Scotland’s Mental Health and Disability Sub Committee and Adults with Incapacity Specialist Accreditation Panel. He is the lead author of Green`s Annotations to The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and the editor of the mental health section of May`s Scottish Social Work Legislation.

Carrie-Anne Clifford, Solicitor/Partner


Rachel Walker, Solicitor

Rachel joined LSA in June 2017 and has a background in children`s referrals and family litigation, litigating matters before both the Sheriff Appeal Court and the Court of Session. Within the Mental Health Legal Services Project at LSA she represents clients in both appeals and applications before the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland. She also regularly provides advice and representation in the Sheriff Court in relation to Adults with Incapacity applications, including Guardianship and Intervention Orders, and family matters. Rachel`s work focusses on providing holistic advice to those who have mental ill health, their families and their carers. She has also been appointed as a Curator ad litem for proceedings before the Mental Health Tribunal.

Suzanne Quinn, Solicitor


Stacey Carr, Financial Guardianship Assistant/Paralegal

Stacey is the project`s paralegal and undertakes general secretarial work, as well as assisting at reception when required.