Solicitor (qualified in Australia)
Oxford , City of London , Lewisham
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Lisa is a Solicitor based in our Mental Health team. Prior to joining Reeds, Lisa worked for a number of well-known solicitors firms in London where she gained experience in mental health law and public law. She now advises and represents a cross section of civil and restricted clients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and assists clients, from our offices based in Oxford and in London.
Lisa regularly represents clients at First Tier Tribunal, Hospital Managers hearings and Care Programme Approach meetings. This includes clients detained under Section 2, Section 3 and Community Treatment Orders, and those detained under forensic sections.
Lisa has a particular interest in representing clients with complex and challenging cases – this includes representing clients whose criminal matter has been disposed of by the Court via a hospital order (Section 37/41), as well as clients who are on remand (Section 48/49) or serving a sentence (Section 47/49) and are transferred from prison to a mental health hospital.
Lisa advises and assists in complaint matters relating to unlawful detention and the administration of unlawful treatment and provides advice on public law remedies. Further, she assists clients who wish to judicially review decisions made by public bodies regarding decisions that impact a client’s progression.
In her spare time, Lisa volunteers at the Free Representation Unit, representing clients in appeals at Social Security and Employment Tribunals.
Accredited Panel Member – Law Society Mental Health Accreditation Scheme