Bevan Brittan provides a comprehensive service to mental health care clients in the public, private and third sector. Our approach is to work with staff, not make their lives more difficult - as one nurse wrote to our Chief Executive: “I would have no hesitation in recommending Bevan Brittan as a firm who do provide a service that goes that extra mile”.
From inquests, consent to treatment, advice on HR policies, through to estate management and MH Tribunals, Bevan Brittan supports the efficient operational delivery of day-to-day Trust business. We help you to manage and even reduce your legal budget through transparent and fair pricing and, because of our extensive industry experience, can often help to spot possible cost improvements.
Bevan Brittan’s mental health law team operates nationally out of offices in London, Bristol and Birmingham. It comprises three partners with a special interest in mental health law and the issues that can affect mental health trusts and practitioners. Behind them sit a team of 11 lawyers with extensive experience in court of protection matters, the operation of the Mental Health Act and inquests. We have acted in a number of key cases in the last 12 months including PH –v- an NHS Trust, SH –v- Cornwall Partnership and GU –v- a Local Authority.
In addition, Bevan Brittan is the UK’s leading provider of advice to Mental Health Foundation Trusts, having helped nearly half of them achieve FT status using our uniquely successful “Foundation Trust Journey” process. Our team continues to support those organisations and understand the very different commercial pressures that face a Mental Health Trust from an Acute Trust, whether financial, reputational or patient led.