Adam is a Mental Health Law specialist and runs our Mental Health Law Department as supervisor and Head of Mental Health Law at GT Stewart. As an accredited member of the Law Society Mental Health Tribunal Panel, Adam accepts instruction in relation to civil and forensic mental health law matters including Tribunal Hearings, Hospital Managers’ Hearings and CPA/s117 meetings. Other matters that Adam is able to assist with include issues with s.17 leave, transfers, s. 117 aftercare and remittance to prison. Additionally, Adam is able to accept appointments by the Tribunal for clients lacking capacity.
Adam has broad experience in helping clients detained under section as well as those in the community under Community Treatment Orders and those subject to conditional discharge. As well as representing patients, Adam also has experience in advising and representing Nearest Relatives in the exercise of their powers under the Act, and also in relation to resisting displacement proceedings.
As a natural extension to Adam’s mental health work, he also works through our Community Care department and represents clients in matters in the Court of Protection. He has experience in matters involving applications for Deputyship, Lasting Powers of Attorney and medical treatment for incapacitated parties. Following a break from Court of Protection work, Adam is now able to start accepting instructions once more.
In his spare time Adam is a keen traveller, having previously spent 17 years in a job that saw him travel the world, and enjoys cookery and gardening. He speaks good French and Spanish, is able to accept instruction from clients in these languages, and is known for his conscientious and thorough work on behalf of clients and their families.
Adam is a current member of the Mental Health Lawyers Association and takes a keen interest in social justice matters.