If you make a mental health or capacity assessment that becomes the subject of a hearing before the Consent and Capacity Board (“CCB”), you are a party to that hearing. The rights at stake are important, and so both the process and substance of your decision is under scrutiny.
We know that the competing clinical demands on your time are significant, and retaining us to assist you can alleviate some of the burden associated with CCB hearings.
We represent and assist health professionals in preparing for the hearing; presenting their evidence at the hearing; cross-examining any witnesses called by the patient; and dealing with any preliminary legal challenges that may arise. Our representation reduces the time commitment and stress of the CCB hearing for our clients.
We also provide assistance and representation should either party to the hearing seek an appeal.