Glasgow based solicitors specialising in incapacity and disability law
Adults with Incapacity Work
Training and Education
under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Scotland Act 2003 and the Adults with
Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
Solicitor Advocate Opinions
qualified to provide legal opinion on all aspects of Mental Health and Incapacity Law
Power of Attorney
KirkHanlon : Who We Are
We aim to provide a bespoke, specialised and person centred approach to all of our clients.
Family friendly, Flexible & Approachable Law Firm
Person Centred Approach
Our Core Values
We aim to ensure because of our experience to provide quality services ensuring you seek the remedy and advice you need for your family.
Our solicitors have worked in the not for profit sector for many years providing specialised help to those experiencing mental health issues or disability. We are committed to helping others. We strive to provide a qualitative service with our client’s at the forefront of everything we do.
Our solicitors are recognised in the mental health, disability and incapacity field. They sit on a number of tribunals in Scotland including the Mental Health Tribunal, the Housing and Property Tribunal and the additional support needs tribunal within the Health and Educational Chamber. Our solicitors practice as safeguarders under the 2000 Act at Glasgow and Paisley Sheriff Courts. They have been involved in a number of publications in their field and have provided training to a wide range of people and organisations across Scotland in the private, third and public sector on the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
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Karen has specialised in litigation and in disability, incapacity and mental health law since 2002. She worked within a law centre for 16 years and provided legal representation to clients with mental ill health, learning disability or brain injury, as well as to their relatives or carers. Throughout she had extensive general civil litigation experience. She is appointed by the Court as Safeguarder under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 200 at Glasgow and at Paisley Sheriff Courts. From 2014 to 2019 she was accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in mental health law and in incapacity and disability law. She is a Solicitor Advocate. She is a Legal Member of the Mental Health Tribunal and the Housing and Property Tribunal. She is a member of the Law Society Mental Health and Disability Committee. She tutors in Civil Litigation and advanced civil litigation at Glasgow University in the diploma for legal practice. She is a volunteer member of the Action for Children’s Independent Review Panel. Karen also undertakes solicitor work at JustRight Scotland, Scotland’s centre for justice and human rights.
Deirdre currently sits as a Legal Member on the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland and within the Health and Education Chamber in the additional support needs jurisdiction where she also edits the Tribunal Members Bulletin. Deirdre was appointed Chair of the board of trustees as Just Right Scotland in 2017, a charitable human rights organisation promoting collaborative social justice and equality through legal services across a number of different projects including the Scottish Women’s Rights Centre, and the Scottish Refugee and Migrant Centre.