After being admitted as a solicitor in 2004, Andrew worked for a firm in Gateshead specialising in criminal law where he gained the Criminal Litigation Scheme Membership and worked as a Duty Solicitor. In 2011, Andrew moved into the field of mental capacity and mental health by working for Independent Advocacy North East in North Tyneside. In this role he qualified as a Paid Relevant Person’s Representative, Independent Mental Capacity Advocate and Independent Mental Health Advocate representing clients before the Court of Protection and Mental Health Tribunals.
From September 2018, Andrew subsequently gained employment with North Tyneside Council. This role included advising the Senior Management team and social workers in relation to legislation, particularly the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act, recent case law and the Human Rights Act, as well as representing the Council in the Court of Protection in relation to safeguarding applications and appeals against deprivations of liberty.
Andrew has been working in the field of mental capacity, the Court of Protection and mental health for over 10 years.
Year admitted as a solicitor: 2004
Any professional memberships: Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme
Any charitable/pro bono work: Registered England Athletics Visually Impaired Guide Runner, Trustee at Wallsend Harriers and Athletics Club
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