Michael Butler
Frances Grice
Jon Tilbury
Catrin Blake
Chris Heery
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.

Jon Tilbury | Solicitor

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

Jon joined Butler & Co as a trainee solicitor in February 2015. He specialises in mental health law, and provides advice and representation to clients detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983. He has a particular interest in forensic mental health cases, in other words, those cases where a person's mental disorder is linked to the commission of criminal offences.

Jon is now a qualified solicitor and an accredited member of the Law Society Mental Health Panel. He represents clients at Mental Health Tribunal Hearings and Hospital Managers Hearings in the South West, mainly in Devon and Cornwall.

Jon places great emphasis on developing excellent working relationships with all of his clients, and seeks to ensure that he is always available to provide timely advice on any legal matter which arises while a client is detained in hospital.

His experience includes:

  • representing clients at mental health tribunal hearings
  • representing clients at hospital managers' hearings
  • representing clients at Care Programme Approach Meetings
  • representing clients at S117 meetings
  • Before joining the firm, Jon had already acquired a lot of experience in defending the rights of vulnerable clients. Jon spent four years working for the USA based Gulf Region Advocacy Center (GRACE), a non-profit capital defence organisation, where he represented clients facing the death penalty.