You will need to make an application to representation lower. Although funding for hearings before the MHRT is subject to the usual merits criteria, the Agency will give significant weight to the nature of these proceedings and vulnerabilities of the clients. In effect the objective of legal aid is to ensure that the client can participate effectively in the proceedings. The Agency is unlikely to refuse such applications on the grounds of prospects of success.
- Background to the case and summary of the issues likely to be considered by the tribunal.
- Letter or email confirming the date of the tribunal hearing.
For guidance on how to upload a document in LAMS, refer to ‘Uploading a document’ in the Instructional Videos.
Certificates relating to the Mental Health Review Tribunal will usually be unlimited.