Mental Health and Disability Committee

Mental Health and Disability Committee

This role of the Mental Health and Disability committee:

  • to keep under review and promote improvements in law, practice and procedure affecting disabled people, including those who have mental health needs, and people who are in vulnerable circumstances, which ensure their rights and equality of treatment under the law
  • to promote and develop legal services to people subject to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and to people subject to the Mental Health Act 1983 and to those within the categories referred to above
  • to keep under review the role and operation of the Law Society Mental Health Tribunal Accreditation Scheme
  • to keep under review the role and operation of the Law Society MCA (Welfare) Accreditation Scheme
  • to share expertise and advise the Law Society on matters referred to above

Who to contact

Committee secretary: Caroline Lucock
Policy adviser: Leanne Maskell

Members

  • Sheree Green
  • Carolyn Kirkby (CM)
  • Caroline Bielanska
  • Tim Exworthy
  • Leigh Hogan
  • Janet Ilett
  • Nick Lewis
  • Nicola Mackintosh
  • Jenny Matheson
  • Paul McGough (co-chair)
  • Jennifer Nwachukwu
  • Juliet Oliver
  • Camilla Parker
  • Alex Ruck-Keene
  • Kathrina Salter
  • Lucy Series
  • Polly Sweeney (co-chair)
  • Carolyn Taylor
  • Lesley Turner