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.
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Chris is an Associate Solicitor specialising in mental health law and joined Butler & Co in 2009.
He is a member of the Law Society Mental Health Tribunal Panel. He is regularly instructed by patients detained under Part II and Part III Mental Health Act 1983, and patients concerned with criminal proceedings.
He is adept at advocating for his clients, ensuring their wishes are presented clearly to the tribunal panel and ensuring that their right to a fair hearing is maintained. He places great emphasis on good case preparation, and stays in frequent contact with his clients, whether in hospital or in the community, in order to ensure that they feel properly prepared for appeal hearings.
His experience also includes:
Chris works primarily in Somerset and Dorset but travels to London and further afield to maintain continuity for clients who are transferred to specialist units.
Chris is a director for Mind in Taunton and West Somerset, a mental health charity which works to support those in Somerset with their mental health needs.