Bindmans is recognised as a leader in the complex and demanding area of mental health law and is known for its absolute commitment to human rights.
At Bindmans, we pride ourselves on offering a high quality, professional and holistic service. We combine sensitivity to patients’ needs with a determination to ensure their interests are protected and their wishes taken into account.
We act for individuals, many of whom are detained in hospital against their will. We also advise national and local organisations. We advise charities representing the interests of mental health patients in bringing test cases or intervening in litigation to extend patients’ rights or to clarify the law.
We are regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor to act on behalf of clients who lack the mental capacity to instruct a solicitor.
Bindmans has a commitment to civil liberties and human rights work stretching back over 30 years. Questions of civil liberties and human rights lie at the core of mental health work and the Human Rights Act has been used consistently by our team to make sure that mental health clients’ interests are safeguarded and unwarranted intrusions stopped.