Representation before mental health tribunals

This practice note includes detailed advice on:

  • communicating with and taking instructions from your client
  • your duties of confidentiality and disclosure
  • the representation of children and young people
  • good tribunal practice

References to professional rules are based on the SRA Standards and Regulations.

The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary also provides easy read mental health tribunal information. 

This practice note is the Law Society’s view of good practice in this area, and is not legal advice. For more information see the legal status.