Law Society mental health accreditation scheme
Under the Legal Aid contract, advocacy at Mental Health Tribunals must be carried out by members of this accreditation scheme (previously called the "MHRT panel").
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- Law Society mental health accreditation scheme - CPD requirements
- Law Society mental health accreditation scheme - guidance documents
- JR of Law Society. GT Stewart Solicitors and Advocates, 'GT Stewart file claim for judicial review in the High Court challenging decision of the Law Society' (6/4/18) — This announcement concludes: "The Law Society has not published detailed guidance on what areas are accepted to be mental health law-‘related’. However, in its published ‘expected standards of competence’, applicants are expected to have sufficient knowledge of areas of law, such as mental capacity, community care and human rights, which are relevant to advising and representing clients in proceedings before the First-tier Tribunal. Rebecca maintains that the courses which she undertook came squarely within the competencies required and that the Law Society’s decision to refuse her application for reaccreditation to the Mental Health Accreditation Scheme is unlawful."