Charlotte Davies (2007) has published a book on the practicalities of representing patients at the Mental Health Tribunal.
Charlotte has years of experience both representing patients at Mental Health Tribunal hearings, and then sitting as a tribunal judge. The book aims to provide those who practise in the rewarding area of representing patients at Mental Health Tribunal hearings with an accessible and practical overview of what to expect both in the lead up to and during the hearing itself. Due to the very private nature of Mental Health Tribunal hearings, many representatives go into their first hearing without having had any specific training, and often without ever having even sat in on one at all. They have no idea what to expect, which, for a conscientious legal practitioner, can be extraordinarily stressful. The book aims to alleviate at least some of that stress and provide the practitioner with the tools needed to gain the vital trust of the patient for whom the tribunal hearing will be seen as a pivotal moment on their mental health journey.
The book is published by Law Brief Publishing and can purchased from Amazon or directly from their website from 31st August2023: www.lawbriefpublishing.com.