Staff

Ronald Franks, Solicitor/Head of Department: Ronnie is responsible for LSA’s Mental Health Legal Representation Projects and a part-time legal member and convener of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.  He 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 Greens Annotations to The Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and editor of the Mental Health Section of Mays Scottish Social Work Legislation.

Karen Kirk is a solicitor advocate with many years of experience representing individuals with mental ill-health, their families and their carers.  She tutors at Glasgow Graduate School of Law in civil practice and has lectured extensively on mental ill health and incapacity law.  She appears as Safeguarder at Glasgow Sheriff Court on behalf of adults with incapacity and is frequently appointed Curator ad Litem for those incapable of instructing a solicitor before proceedings at the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland. She is Accreditated by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Mental Health Law and also as a specialist in Incapacity and Mental Disability Law. 

Tatora Mukushi, Solicitor

Matthew Currie, Solicitor

Kirsty Lang, Financial Guardianship Assistant.

Stacey Carr, Paralegal:  Stacey is paralegal for the project and undertakes general legal secretarial work and reception when required.