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Mental illness can start at any time in your life and it does not discriminate who it affects. It can cause serious disruption to your life and those of your loved ones.

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26 Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HN Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 17.00 / Saturday: 09.30 - 16.00

How can we help?

The Mental Health Law Department is led by Vanessa Saxton. Vanessa has been conducting representation on behalf of clients for over 20 years and provides representation if you are detained under the Mental Health Act and also for the relatives seeking to challenge the detention of their loved one. We can provide representation at an appeal before the Mental Health Tribunal (first tier) and Upper Tribunal and Hospital Managers' hearings.

Vanessa is also able to conduct litigation on behalf of the Official Solicitor. She is the only solicitor with offices based in the Sheffield area providing this type of legal help and advice.

If you're not sure if we can cover your case, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us and we can discuss your specific needs.

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What can I expect to happen?

Vanessa provides a competent and sympathetic service to clients who are often disadvantaged by their mental health difficulties. If you are detained a visit by a specialist solicitor will be arranged at the hospital and we will advise on the procedure and the law.

How much will it cost me?

Public funding is available without any contribution by you for cases before the Mental Health Tribunal. Other types of cases may also be fully funded and we can advise on these when we know the details of your case.

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Hi Shetal, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for what you have done, and all your hard work over the last 12 months. On the back of this the evidence which was presented in Court was second to none and no stone unturned. There has always been a professional yet welcoming service from you and your colleagues. This is a very an important factor with the families that I support and the need for them to feel comfortable. I would happily recommend Best Solicitors and your services to others.Claire Walker, Family Support Worker, Home-Start South Yorkshire

I am an Advocacy worker at Ashiana Sheffield. I support BAMER women who suffered or are still suffering from Domestic Violence, Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation, Human Trafficking and Honour Based Violence. Many of our clients needed a family law solicitor. I chose Best Solicitors for my clients because they have a very good reputation. Shetal Gudgeon has been a great support for Ashiana’s service users. She would meet them on short notice because in most cases they need urgent help. The consultation session is always free of charge for my vulnerable clients. Not only is Shetal competent but she is also empathetic and knows how to listen to distressed clients. All of my clients have had successful outcomes to their cases. I am glad I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Shetal Gudgeon and I have recommended her to many other professionals.Myriam Trabelsi – Advocacy worker

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