Mental Capacity & Mental Health Solicitors

Experienced specialists in Mental Capacity and Mental Health Law

We are one of only a handful of firms in the region who have both Community Care and Mental Health Law Contracts.

Our team are knowledgeable in all types of cases within these areas. They are dedicated to ensuring that you get the highest standard of advice and assistance.

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Mental Health and Capacity Solicitors
Mental Capacity Solicitors

Our Court of Protection lawyers provide advice and assistance to those who lack the capacity to make their own decisions surrounding their health and welfare and in relation to their property and affairs. The team deal with a variety of matters including: Serious Medical Treatment matters; applications to the Court of Protection including Section 21A challenges and matters concerning best interests.  We are also happy to advise and assist family members.

Mental Health Solicitors

Our specialist Mental Health Lawyers provide legal advice and representation to those detained under the Mental Health 1983. All of our representatives are accredited under the Law Society’s Mental Health Tribunal Accreditation Scheme. We can assist with all areas of representation including:

  • Those detained under civil sections of the Act;
  • Those detained under the Act who have a complex forensic history;
  • Adolescents detained under the Act;
  • Elderly patients detained under the Act.



Our Mental Health and Capacity Specialists

Alison Kaye, Court of Protection Solicitor & Director

Alison Kaye

Director & Solicitor Advocate

Michael Kennedy Director & Barrister Switalskis

Michael Kennedy

Director & Barrister

Danielle Smithurst, Court of Protection Solicitor

Danielle Smithurst


Heather Matthews, Mental Health Solicitor, Wakefield

Heather Matthews

Associate Solicitor

Leesa Hullah

Senior Associate

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Joel Costa


Amandeep Dosanjh Court of Protection Solicitor York

Amandeep Dosanjh


Emily Park, Court of Protection Lawyer

Emily Park


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Rhiannon Moore


Charlotte Bettney, Mental Health Solicitor, Wakefield

Charlotte Bettney

Associate Solicitor

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Robyn Mayoh


Robert Davies


Emily Kennett

Trainee Solicitor

Rebecca Wardle

Trainee Solicitor

Georgia McKelvey

Trainee Solicitor

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Daniel Howard


Maddy Boothroyd

Trainee Solicitor

Aqsa Hussain


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Josie Clarke


How Can Switalskis Help Me?

We understand how upsetting and challenging your case can be. Our friendly and knowledgeable solicitors will ensure that your voice is heard throughout your case and will work focusing on you and your loved one's best interests. With a range of expertise across the firm, we can also provide you with a continuation of service and work with other teams to give you the outcome you need to move forward in life.

To speak to Leesa Hullah, please call 01924 882000, or send us a message through our website.

What our clients say

"I really can’t praise you enough – I  am just so incredibly grateful for all the good advice and re-assurance you provided to me throughout what was an incredibly stressful and anxious time for us. Your immediate grasp of the situation and your ability to prioritise matters to attend to in such a tight timescale really sets you apart from most so-called professionals that I know."

Mental Health Law Client

"It was very professional of [Switalskis] to attend the hearing even though [their client] wasn’t contesting and that the difference [between Switalskis] compared to other firms was very noticeable in terms of how [they] prioritise client care."

SB (Hospital Manager)

"Thanks for what you’ve done for me. You’re one of the best mental health solicitors, if not the best, in Yorkshire."

JE - Mental Health Law Client

"Many thanks to your team for getting me back to MSU."

PG - Mental Health Law Client

"Many thanks for all the support, understanding and kindness that you have given to S and ourselves over many years. We appreciate all the hard work that you do."

Mental Health Law Client