Mental Health

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Watson Woodhouse Mental Health Solicitors

Compulsory detention under the Mental Health Act 1983 (the legislation governing detention and care of people with mental health issues in hospital and the community) can be a distressing experience for both the patient and their relatives. Watson Woodhouse Solicitors ensure they provide an excellent level of service, being approachable and giving information in an easy to understand way.


Nick Woodhouse
Mental Health Specialist


Peter Lewis

Watson Woodhouse Solicitors provide advice in relation to:

  • Detention in hospital under Sections 2, 3, 37, 37/41, 47/49 of the Mental Health Act 1983.
  • Community Treatment Orders.
  • Guardianship.

And provide advice and representation at:

  • Mental Health tribunals
  • Managers Meetings
  • Care Programme Approach
  • Nearest Relative Representation

We have an experienced, knowledgeable team, headed by Peter Lewis, accredited under the Mental Health Accreditation scheme and based in our Middlesbrough office, who can guide through the whole appeals process.

The vast majority of Mental Health legal advice is available through legal aid, please visit our Legal Aid eligibility tool for more details or discuss with one of our Solicitors in complete confidence.

If you wish to discuss your case and/or book an appointment to see us for a no obligation free consultation, please contact us on 01642 247656 or alternatively contact Peter Lewis directly by email at: