Jemma Gillson has been advising on mental health and capacity law since 2009 and is experienced in appearing before the Mental Health Tribunal and in the Court of Protection. Advice work regularly focuses on the interface between the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act, working to establish appropriate legal frameworks under which incapable or mentally disordered patients can receive treatment.
Recent high profile cases in this area include:
complex management of a patient who had an eating disorder and acute liver failure
patients requiring forcible obstetrics care whilst suffering from a mental disorder
patients requiring dialysis whilst suffering from a mental disorder rendering them incapable to consent to treatment
In addition to providing legal advice, Jemma delivers bespoke training packages for health and social care professionals around the Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act, consent to treatment and deprivation of liberty issues.
Jemma also has broad regulatory expertise including representation at inquests (including where patients have died whilst detained in hospital or in prison) serious incident investigations, confidentiality issues and complex complaints.