Deprivation of Liberty Solicitors
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 contains Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) so that where a person lacking capacity is deprived of their liberty in a care home or hospital, the Local Authority or Primary Care Trust may authorise the Deprivation of Liberty (DoL).
Deprivation of Liberty in these circumstances does not just cover the situation in which a person is actually ‘locked up’ but also those where there is such a degree of control over the person’s care and movements that this amounts to a DoL.
Applications can be made to the Court of Protection about whether the DoL is lawful. The court then can vary or terminate the arrangements for the protected party.
Our Deprivation of Liberty expertise
Our Court of Protection solicitors advise on challenging DoLS authorisations. We represent clients and/or their relatives at court in these applications made by local authorities.
Contact our Deprivation of Liberty solicitors
For help and advice about Deprivation of Liberty, or any Court of Protection matter, contact our specialist solicitors in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Call us on 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form.