Solicitors Conor Maguire, Kate Jackson and Lauren Crow have left Cartwright King to establish their own practice, MJC Law.
The newly formed firm provides expert services in representing patients detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act, advice about community care provision and representation before the Court of Protection in personal welfare matters.
Maguire, Jackson and Crow are all directors and joint owners of the new firm, which is based in Leeds and Nottingham but will have nationwide coverage.
Maguire, who is managing director of MJC Law, commented: “We are delighted to set up our own practice. Mental health and mental capacity law is an ever growing and developing area of work in England and Wales. We are all dedicated to helping vulnerable individuals and we are really excited about establishing a firm where that can be our sole focus.”
MJC Law opens at a time where cuts to social care funding and mental health provision is increasingly coming under the spotlight. Crow explained: “This sort of work is so important. There continue to be funding cuts to essential services and if that is taken with the increasing ageing population, the work we do is becoming ever more relevant. It is vital that individuals and their families have access to quality legal advice from experienced solicitors to navigate the complexities of the law in these areas.”
Turning to the firm’s ambitions for the future, Jackson said: “Our plans are to establish a secure foundation from which to grow the practice in the future, without compromising quality, client care or the delivery of a personable service to our clients.”