Legal Services Agency

The Legal Services Agency (LSA) provides legal advice and representation to people with mental health problems, acquired brain injury and dementia, their families and carers.

People with mental ill health often have legal difficulties which are compounded by their diagnosis and they often do not get the help and legal assistance they need. LSA’s  specialist projects offer a high-quality, experienced and holistic service. We understand and focus on the needs and interests of people with mental ill health or dementia rather than profit. We have close links with community and national organisations working in mental health.

We represent clients in the following areas of law:

  • Detentions, applications and appeals to the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003
  • Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, including medical treatment, Intervention Orders, Financial and Welfare Guardianship
  • Financial matters, including Powers of Attorney and Financial Guardianship
  • Children’s hearings and referrals to the Sheriff Court
  • Family law, including residence and contact with children
  • Community care – getting the services required
  • Equality and discrimination
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Debt

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties

Residency:

This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Experiencing mental health difficulties, caring for persons with mental health difficulties, resident in Edinburgh, East, West, Midlothian.

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Any Agency

By Appointment

This service is available by appointment only.

Contact Info. & Provider's Address

Address

3rd Floor
Princes House
5 Shandwick Place
Edinburgh
EH2 4RG

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Service Hours

-Monday - Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm-

Provider Contact

Tel: 0131 228 9993
Fax: 0131 228 9994
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.lsa.org.uk

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
    Metered parking 200 yards away
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Translation Service
  • Home visits also available.
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Transport

Public Transport Information

All Lothian Regional Transport Bus Numbers to Princes Street and West End.

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: Mental Health Legal Representation Project

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Provide legal advice and representation to people with mental health problems, aquired brain injury and dementia, their families and carers.

Services run by this provider

Provider Contact

Tel: 0131 228 9993
Fax: 0131 228 9994
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.lsa.org.uk

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm & 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Service Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm & 2:00pm – 5:00pm

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