India Jefferson-Grant

Chartered Legal Executive

India Jefferson-Grant joined Biscoes’ Mental Health and Capacity Department in 2018 and is a Chartered Legal Executive specialising in Mental Health Law. India is also a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme which means that she has been independently examined and accepted by the Law Society as an expert in Mental Health Law and is thus able to represent individuals detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended) (MHA 1983) before the First-Tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber).

 

India has a wealth of experience in assisting, advising and representing individuals detained under the MHA 1983 and is dedicated to her clients and putting their rights at the heart of their cases. India takes an individualistic approach to all of her cases and is able to provide advice and assistance in relation to various matters including the statutory criteria for detention under the MHA 1983, the legality of admission to hospital, consent to treatment provisions and aftercare provisions. She is also able to advise the Nearest Relatives of patients of their rights. India is a passionate advocate who will ensure her clients’ voices are heard in Tribunal Hearings, Hospital Managers Hearings, Care and Treatment Reviews, Care Programme Approach meetings and Section 117 aftercare meetings.

 

Outside of office life, India enjoys spending time with her friends and family, visiting new places across the globe and trying out new restaurants across the south coast.