She is an Accredited Legal Representative (ALR) under the Law Society Mental Capacity Accreditation Scheme and is regularly instructed by The Official Solicitor, as well as family members, RPPRs and Advocates, to represent vulnerable adults who are involved in Section 21A Deprivation of Liberty Mental Capacity Act 2005 proceedings, and also in more complex cases to determine the client’s capacity to make decisions regarding matters such as consent to sexual relations, marriage, contact with particular individuals, contraception, and foreign travel.
Laura also advises on issues relating to the Care Act 2014, eligibility for CHC funding, the operation of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) and other aspects of adult safeguarding, matters relating to the Human Rights Act 1998 and hybrid cases concerning health and welfare and property and affairs issues, and matters in the Court of Protection concerning the interface between the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 1983.
BHCC v KD  EWCOP B2
RB v Brighton & Hove Council  EWCA Civ 561
London Borough of Southwark v NP & Ors  EWCOP 48