Andrew Spooner

Andrew Spooner

Associate Solicitor, Head of Mental Capacity
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Andrew Spooner

Associate Solicitor, Head of Mental Capacity

Andrew is the Head of the Mental Capacity Department.

Andrew has been practising mental capacity, mental health and community care law since 2012 and prior to this he was with the Citizens Advice Bureau. Andrew is an accredited member of both the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme and the Law Society’s Mental Capacity (Welfare) Scheme and is therefore able to represent individuals detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and be appointed as an Accredited Legal Representative for those who are assessed to lack mental capacity in Court of Protection proceedings.

Andrew’s reported cases include:

- Miss K [2021] EWCOP 40 – Concerning whether it was in the best interests of a detained patient for her baby to be delivered by caesarean section (https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2021/40.html).

- D [2017] EWCOP 15 - Concerning stem cell treatment for a soldier with an acquired brain injury (http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2017/15.html).

- X [2016] EWCOP 44 and 50 - Concerning what provision of care the local authority should provide to a patient in their own home with considerable nursing needs (http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2016/44.html and http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCOP/2016/50.html).

- SB [2013] EWCOP 1417 - Concerning a patient's capacity around the termination of a pregnancy (http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/COP/2013/1417.html).

In his spare time Andrew enjoys rowing and coastal walks with his family.

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