Patient care: acute, community and mental health

Our national patient care team advises on everything from Court of Protection treatment cases to CCG policy development. We add value by helping you manage legal processes, work effectively and deliver high quality care.

We help our 200+ provider clients make the right judgment in high pressure situations – from consent and withdrawal of treatment to genetics policies and deprivation of liberty. And 50+ CCGs and NHS England use our support as they collaborate, design services and draft policies to meet their goals and balance their books.

Our lawyers

You get timely, pre-emptive advice from a team who have acted for the health and care sector for decades and who know how to help you achieve your goals. We work hard to avoid litigation but will robustly defend your position when we need to.

We can help with:

  • Mental Capacity Act and DOLS: Treatment decisions, consent and capacity
  • Mental health
  • Child Law 
  • Incident investigations, complaints, claims and risk management
  • Policies, individual funding requests and litigation
  • Care Act, CHC and local authority crossovers 
  • Inquests

What our clients and others say about us

“I have enjoyed working with M&R over the years and have found the support we have received from you has been incredibly helpful. You truly are the L'Oreal of legal firms [eg, worth it]” Dr Mike Harris, Executive Director Forensic Services (retired), Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

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