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Alice Jackson

Team Leader & Solicitor


02921 679 737

Areas of law:

Court of Protection Solicitors, Mental Health Tribunals in England and Wales, Hospital Managers’ Hearings, CPA Meetings, Information and Representation for Nearest Relatives, Consent to Treatment, Section 117 After-care

Alice Jackson is a solicitor in our Mental Health and Court of Protection teams. Alice is also the Team Leader of our Reading Court of Protection and Mental Health department.

Prior to joining Reeds Alice headed up the Court of Protection team at Albin and Co Solicitors in Reading.

Alice Jackson specialises in Health and Welfare Proceedings in the Court of Protection. She is a is a member of the Law Society’s Mental Capacity (Welfare) scheme demonstrating that she is an expert in her field. She also holds Accredited Legal Representative (“ALR”) status and can be appointed directly to represent P in proceedings by the court.  Alice is also regularly instructed by advocacy services.

Alice is able to advise on all aspects of health and welfare proceedings including disputes around residence, care and treatment, contact and sexual relations. She is also able to advise on S21A challenges to P’s Deprivation of Liberty under the DOLS scheme.

Alice has extensive experience in representing P in the COP. Alice is passionate about ensuring P’s wishes and feelings are the focus in proceedings.

Alice is regularly instructed by family members of “P” in proceedings when there is a dispute about what is in P’s best interests. She enjoys helping family members put forward their position on what is in their loved one’s best interests.

Alice is also a specialist in mental health law and has been a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme since January 2015. She represents clients in both civil and restricted cases. Alice enjoys representing people from all walks of life.  Alice particularly enjoys representing children and adolescents detained under the Mental Health Act and has a good understanding of the additional legal considerations when representing young people. She is comfortable at conducting hearings at all levels of security. Alice is regularly appointed by the Tribunal to represent clients who lack capacity to instruct a solicitor.  She has a particular interest in representing clients who are subject to both the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 1983.

Alice is also able to assist clients in Care Programme Approach Meetings, Care and Treatment Review Meetings, Hospital Managers’ Hearings and with issues with Section 117 aftercare arrangements.

Professional qualifications & memberships for Alice Jackson

  • Civil higher rights
  • Mental Capacity Accreditation-Accredited Legal Representative
  • Mental Health Accreditation-Panel Member
  • Member of MHLA- served on committee 2020-2023