Steve is a Mental Health Accredited Panel member & has 9 years’ experience within the field of Mental Health Law and is the Head of our Mental Health Department.
Steve has built up good connections with Mental Health Act Administrators, Psychiatrists, Social workers, Nurses and Community Psychiatric Nurses during his time within Mental Health in the West Midlands and is highly thought of by these professionals.
Steve has particular expertise in:
- Assisting and advising people who are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, and specialises in both unrestricted and restricted cases
- Effectively communicating with people who have Autism and Learning Disability in basic English and advising them on the law.
- Representing detained patients at Tribunals, Hospital Managers (Appeals and Renewals), CPA, professional & s117 meetings to strive to achieve the best outcome for the client, working in conjunction with the clinical team.
Steve has run a successful Podcast series discussing all things mental health and how it is perceived in the UK and beyond, with over 28,000 listeners and in 80 countries
Steve also sits as a Hospital Manager out of the West Midlands
Outside of work
Outside of work, Steve supports Wolverhampton Wanderers, because someone has to at the moment, and has a 1st Dan Black Belt in Karate.