Partner, Mental Health Solicitor
Andrea is a leading solicitor within the field of forensic mental health law.
She specialises in the representation of clients detained in medium and high secure hospitals and has acted on behalf of a number of high profile offenders with complex needs.
Her work in this field was recognised by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group when in 2010 she was a finalist for the Mental Health Lawyer of the Year Award. Andrea was also listed as a Rising Star in Super Lawyers 2013.
Andrea’s latest reported case is MM v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust  UKUT 107 (AAC). This case related to the service of an independent report. The Upper Tribunal concluded that the First-tier Tribunal’s duty was to decide on the evidence available rather than to speculate on possible explanations why an independent report was not served.
Andrea is an active member of the Mental Health Lawyers Association Committee. She provides training on behalf of the Association in delivering the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation course.
She has also previously sat as a Hospital Manager for the East London NHS Foundation Trust and chaired hearings.