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3 January 2017

John O’Donnell’s retirement as a director

2017-01-03T13:53:55+00:00 January 3rd 2017|Latest News|

JOHN O’DONNELL RETIRES AS A DIRECTOR – BUT IT’S STILL “BUSINESS AS USUAL”. Many of you will already have heard of John’s retirement as a director of odonnells solicitors at the end of December 2016. We wish to reassure those who have come to rely on his expertise, that this does not mean that John has [...]

9 July 2016

Many congratulations to Philippa Curran on being named the LAPG Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year for mental health!

2016-07-09T08:12:35+00:00 July 9th 2016|Latest News|

We are thrilled that our partner and head of Court of Protection was announced as the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in the mental health category on Thursday night. At an event hosted by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group, Philippa was presented with her award by Doreen Lawrence, Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, OBE, and interviewed [...]

23 May 2016

Legal Aid of the Year Awards

2018-04-19T15:36:45+00:00 May 23rd 2016|Latest News|

We are delighted that Philippa Curran has been named as a finalist in the mental health category for the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards. The winner will be announced on 7 July 2016. Keeping our fingers crossed!

26 April 2016

Lexcel Success

2018-04-19T15:36:45+00:00 April 26th 2016|Latest News|

Preston mental health law specialists, odonnells solicitors, have successfully passed the reassessment to retain the Lexcel quality mark. Designed specifically for the legal sector, Lexcel is a rigorous independent assessment of a firm supplying legal services which covers management, business planning, file review, training and supervision. Lexcel accreditation provides the public with a powerful tool [...]

14 March 2016

Welcome Tracey

2016-03-14T14:50:02+00:00 March 14th 2016|Latest News|

We are delighted to welcome Tracey Rimmer to our MHT team. Tracey bring essential qualities of maturity and experience in addition to a deep practical knowledge of the Mental Health Act to our busy tribunal department. Many former patients and mental health professionals will know Tracey from the 18 years she spent with the NHS [...]

26 January 2016

Lancashire Business Review

2016-01-26T14:59:33+00:00 January 26th 2016|Latest News|

An article has been published on the Lancashire Business Review site giving more information about Lucy Gorst and Kirsty Nickson who have recently joined the firm. To read the article follow this link: Lancashire Business Review

14 January 2016

Welcome Lucy and Kirsty

2016-01-21T12:54:26+00:00 January 14th 2016|Latest News|

We are delighted to welcome Lucy Gorst and Kirsty Nickson to our growing Court of Protection team. Lucy joined us in November and Kirsty in January to provide very valuable assistance to Philippa Curran and Ruth Muncaster in relation to Court of Protection welfare and financial matters.

14 January 2016

Bon Voyage Ruth

2016-01-14T14:00:39+00:00 January 14th 2016|Latest News|

We are sending our best wishes to Ruth Muncaster as she departs on her three month trip around Asia, New Zealand and the USA. We did not hesitate to give Ruth this extended leave to embark on such an adventure, in recognition of her hard work, knowing that she will make the most of this [...]

27 November 2015

RB V SoS OVERRULED

2018-04-19T15:36:45+00:00 November 27th 2015|Latest News|

WONDERFUL NEWS RB V SoS OVERRULED. PATIENTS WITH CAPACITY CAN NOW CHOOSE WHETHER TO ACCEPT RESTRICTIONS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE AMOUNT TO A DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY.  When I succeeded in securing the conditional discharge of RB before the MHT back in 2011 my argument was a simple one; RB had capacity to make choices, he was [...]