Those with mental health problems represent some of the most vulnerable in our society. The law applicable to those with mental health problems has undergone a series of important changes in the last few years, especially with the introduction of the Mental Health Act 2001, the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003, and the impending Mental Capacity legislation.
Case law has also seen a number of important developments and our principal, Bernadette Parte, has played a leading role in taking such cases* to the higher courts.
We at Parte & Associates can advise and assist with:
- The process of admitting a person to an approved centre under the Mental Health Act
- Mental Health Tribunals
- Appeals to the Circuit Court and the High Court
- Questions of mental capacity and wardship
- Compulsory treatment and the right to refuse treatment
- The Data Protection Act and access to records
- Judicial Review of public bodies
For further information or to speak directly with Bernadette Parte, kindly visit our Contact page.
*E.H. v Clinical Director of St. Vincent’s Hospital  I.E.H.C. 69; High Court, O’Neill J., February 6 2009;  2 I.L.R.M. 149; Supreme Court, May 28 2009.
* W.Q. v Mental Health Commission  IEHC 154;  3 IR 755 (Justis). O’ Neill J., High Court, 15 May 2007