Michael Butler
Frances Grice
Catrin Blake
Chris Heery
Jon Tilbury
Helen Georgiou
Katie Hughes
Anya Hoyland
Angela Wall
Chloe Reed
who we are

Butler & Co Solicitors is a specialist law firm, providing advice and representation in cases involving mental health law and the Court of Protection.

Our lawyers have particular expertise in dealing with vulnerable individuals who have mental health difficulties and who may be detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act.

We are a young, progressive firm with a fresh approach towards legal practice. We aim for a friendly relationship with all our clients, but we also recognise the need to work to the highest professional standards on their behalf at all times.

We are committed to excellence in our work, and our aim is to make sure that every single client feels that they have had the best possible advice and representation.

We are based in Taunton, though our reputation means that we are instructed to represent clients nationwide.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch

Please feel free to contact any member of the firm for more information about how we can help you. Call our office on 01823 692800 or click here to send us an email and we will call you back.

Catrin Blake | Associate Solicitor

E-mail: cb@butler-solicitors.co.uk

Catrin is an Associate Solicitor with Butler & Co Solicitors, having joined us in 2009. She specialises in mental health law and mental capacity law and is an established practitioner within her field.

Catrin is a member of the Law Society Mental Health Tribunal Panel, members of which must have shown that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of mental health law. Catrin is also a committee member of the Mental Health Lawyers Association and sits on its Court of Protection Sub-committee.

Catrin has long had an interest in representing vulnerable adults and their families and she leads our Court of Protection team.

Notable cases

  • Catrin represented the mother in the landmark case of Somerset County Council v MK, where a young woman with autism was held unlawfully in respite care for over a year. Click here for details of the case Somerset County Council v MK.
  • Catrin represented a mother with a learning disability before the Court of Appeal. The case concerned an appeal on several grounds but resulted in a ruling of judicial bias. Click here for details of the case SCC v Q.
  • Experience

    Her experience also includes:

    Court of Protection

  • representing people who are subject to proceedings in the Court of Protection,
       including their families and carers
  • applications to remove and appoint attorneys and deputies for property and
       financial affairs and health and welfare decisions
  • cases concerning medical treatment and unlawful detention
  • Mental Health Law

  • representing patients detained under both civil sections and those detained
       under Part III of the Mental Health Act
  • advising on nearest relative proceedings in the County Court
  • criminal matters within the context of mental health
  • seeking an urgent judicial review on behalf of a mental health client concerning
       a decision made by the Ministry of Justice
  • Family Law

  • representing a vulnerable adult who required special measures to enable her to
       participate in proceedings, along with the assistance of an intermediary