Paul Barber

Paul Barber qualified as a solicitor in 1976. From 1979 until December 2003 he was a partner at Bevan Ashford (now Bevan Brittan) where for many years he led the NHS Litigation Department, increasingly specialising in the fields of Mental Health and Human Rights Law, being involved in a number of leading cases. Still associated with the firm, he is now largely a freelance trainer and lecturer in the fields of Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Human Rights Law. He has been extensively involved in training on s12, AC and DOLS courses and also provides training to AMHPs, nurses, managers and others including the MHAC.




Paul’s Publications

Mental Health Law in England and Wales: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals (Mental Health in Practice Series)
The Mental Capacity Act, A Guide for Practice (2nd ed. 2009) (co-author)

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