Angela is based in south west London and specialises in Mental Health law and Mental Capacity law and the often complex overlap between these two areas of law. She has extensive experience in Court of Protection matters relating to health and welfare disputes over residence, contact, medical treatment and care, and the Deprivation of Liberty safeguards regime. She is instructed by family members or those appointed to act as a litigation friend.
Angela also has extensive experience in representing and advising both forensic and non-forensic patients and their Nearest Relatives in applications to the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health) and appeals to the Upper Tribunal. She has a particular interest in applications to the County Court to displace the Nearest Relative.
Angela is a member of the Law Society's Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and the Mental Health Lawyers Association.
R (Moosa) v LSC (2013) EWHC 2804 (Admin), (2013) MHLO 90
I acted for the claimant, the brother of a young man (‘P’) who has very considerable mental and physical impairment and disability. P had been assessed as lacking capacity to make decisions regarding his own welfare and the matter had been referred to the Court of Protection due to a dispute concerning where P should live. P’s mother was assessed as ineligible for legal aid due to equity in her property, however, her income was low and she had no savings. The claimant was joined as a party to the proceedings because he would be financially eligible for legal aid. The Legal Services Commission (now the Legal Aid Agency) refused the claimant funding for reasons including that the mother should fund the case.
Permission to apply for judicial review of that decision was refused but in doing so Mr Justice Holman said, “I would like most sincerely to thank both the solicitors, and their counsel, both of whom have acted entirely pro bono, that is, free of any charge. I thank them for that public service.”
LBX v K, L and M (2013) EWHC 4170 (Fam), (2013) MHLO 149
LBX v K, L and M (2013) EWHC 3230 (Fam), (2013) MHLO 148
I acted for a family member of ‘P’ in respect of long-standing proceedings before the Court of Protection. The case dealt with a careful break down of the core components of relevant and irrelevant information to be provided to ‘P’ in the determination of capacity on residence and contact.
The final order dealt with matters under the inherent jurisdiction.
Re Cases A and B (Delay and Costs)  EWCOP 48