The courts and mental health
Explains what may happen if you are charged with committing a crime, what happens when you to go court, and how your mental health is taken into account.
How to find an advocate
If you're in hospital, you can also contact the:
In some situations, you may be legally entitled to the support of an advocate. For more information, see our page on your legal rights to advocacy.
The Bar Council Direct Access Portal
Provides an up-to-date list of direct access barristers who you can contact to get legal advice or help you with your case, without the delay or expense of applying through a solicitor.
Professional association for solicitors in England and Wales. Includes a searchable directory of solicitors.
This information was published in July 2018.
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