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Rebecca Baseley

Mental Health Supervisor

Rebecca, a graduate of History and Law at Bradford University, joined Henry Hyams in 2005 and worked initially in the Family Department before moving into Mental Health Law where she became an accredited Mental Health Panel member in 2008.

Rebecca specialises in representation of detained patients at Hospital Managers Hearings, Mental Health Tribunals and CPA meetings.

She understands how stressful the appeals process can be to her  clients and takes time to understand their personal circumstances, wishes and feelings when advising them. She is friendly and approachable whilst maintaining her professionalism and her client’s confidence at all times.

Rebecca’s experience of Mental Health Law makes her more than qualified to supervise her colleagues and the work of the Mental Health Department to ensure that the advice and service is of the highest quality.

Rebecca, in addition to her Mental Health work, advises clients and families in relation to the preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship Applications to the Court of Protection.

She also provides training for the Andrew Simms Centre on Legal Updates in Mental Health Law to Clinicians

Outside of work she likes spending time with family, reading and going on long walks in the country. 

Publications – ‘The Cold Front’ Private Client Advisor

Recent Cases

IH (Observance of Muslim Practice) [2017] EWCOP 9 (12 June 2017)

Instructed by the applicant in this matter. Pivotal case concerning religious observance in incapacitated adults which helped set out guidance for local authorities on this issue

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