Family Executive, Team Leader (Mental Health & Community Care)
- Mental Health
- Court of Protection
- Social Services Involvement with Your Family
- Care Proceedings
Poppy specialises in dealing with health and welfare matters in the Court of Protection, including challenges to an urgent or standard authorisation which has been granted under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS).
As a member of the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation Scheme, Poppy also represents clients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.
Poppy has a particular interest in matters which have an overlap between the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 1983.
Acting on behalf of a person currently detained under the Mental Health Act in proceedings concerning their capacity to decide where to live once they were discharged from hospital. The client was found by the court to have capacity to make their own decisions about where they should live and what care they should receive when discharged from hospital.
Representing a client detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act in an application to the First Tier Tribunal (Mental Health). The client was discharged from section and from hospital as the tribunal found that the criteria for ongoing detention was not met.
Acting on behalf of a client who was deprived of their liberty in a care home. The client lacked capacity to make decisions about where they should live and what care they should receive but wished to return to live in their own home. The court decided that it would be in the person’s best interests to live at home with a package of care.
Acting on behalf of a client who was deprived of their liberty due to the restrictions of their care plan at home. The court reviewed the person’s care plan to ensure that the restrictions in place were reasonable, proportionate and in the person’s best interests.
Qualifications and Accreditations
- Member of the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation Scheme