GN Law represent patients before the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health) and at Hospital Managers meetings where patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 can seek their discharge. They help with complaints handling, human rights issues and other areas often linked to a person’s detention under the Mental Health Act as well as providing representation in County Court proceedings in relation to Nearest Relative displacement applications. GN Law also have an established history of conducting Judicial Review cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
As well as Mental Health law, Guile Nicholas has expertise in a range of fields, including Actions Against Police, Community Care and Power of Attorney. They run a range of free advice clinics at their office in Finchley.
43 Lodge Lane, North Finchley, London, N12 8JG
020 8492 2290 (out of hours: 07890 516566)
Seen by appointment only
Who is it for:
The majority of their Mental Health clients are entitled to Legal/Public Funding. They can also offer free legal advice.
English, Greek, Spanish
Clients are usually entitled to Legal/Public Funding
How to apply:
Clients could ring themselves, or a nearest relative could get in contact. Alternatively, via referral from a local Mind association or any other organisation eg. CAB.
Closest buses on main road (High Road, North Finchley)
Woodside Park (Northern Line)
There is a car park opposite the office (payment by phone using credit/debit card)