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LSA’s Mental Health Legal Representation Projects: A New Major Mental Health and Incapacity Law Book

2013-02-05 11:53:52

LSA’s Projects provide advice and representation for those suffering from mental health problems, dementia or acquired injury.  Where appropriate, advice and representation is provided to carers as well.

 The Projects are “holistic” aiming to provide legal assistance in a wide range of areas. Issues dealt with include children’s hearings, family law, detention and compulsory treatment, financial and personal guardianship, powers of attorney, housing, community care and a range of other issues.

There are two Mental Health Legal Representation Projects:

The Strathclyde Project is based at Legal Services Agency’s offices at Fleming House, 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6ST to access simply telephone 0141 353 3354 for an appointment or, alternatively, telephone their free advice line on Tuesdays, 11 am to 1 pm.

The Edinburgh & Lothian’s Project is based at 3rd Floor, Princes House, 5 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RG.   To telephone for an appointment contact them on 0131 228 9993 or telephone their free advice line on Wednesdays, 2 pm – 4 pm.

The Mental Health Legal Representation Projects are proud to announce the publication through Green’s Essential Legislation of the “Mental Health Legislation Compendium”.  This was annotated by Ronnie Franks who has overall responsibility for both projects.

It is the essential reference point for everyone dealing with this field.

Congratulations to Ronnie on this major contribution to Scots practice in a difficult area.