Accredited Member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Panel
Jamie read law at King’s College London and has been working in Mental Health and Criminal law since 2014. He spent nearly five years in London and one year in South Wales before returning to the West Country.
Mental Health Law
As a Law Society Mental Health Panel Member Jamie has represented clients in CPA’s, managers hearings and tribunals across London, southern England and South Wales, including those in Low and Medium Secure placements.
He has had success working on a variety of matters including preventing the displacement of a nearest relative in the County Court.
Jamie gained experience working on a range of Youth, Magistrate, Crown and Court of Appeal matters during his time in London.
Prior to starting his legal career Jamie worked for the British Embassy Bangkok where he used his Thai language skills to support British detainees; frequently visiting police stations, Suan Plu Immigration Detention Centre and prisons including Bang Kwang and Klong Prem. He was heavily involved in work concerning the repatriation of British prisoners and in supporting British nationals after the Asian Tsunami Disaster.
He went on to work in the Foreign Liaison Bureau of the Thai Department of Corrections where he worked on translation projects including the publication of the first English language edition of the Prisoners Handbook, given to all embassies and foreign prisoners in Thailand.
Law Society Panel Membership
Mental Health Panel
Adrian Hill, Kenneth Papenfus and Sarah Ackland have been representing the people of Plymouth, and the surrounding area,
for more than 80 years between them, relying entirely on recommendations and word of mouth.
Managing Director, Solicitor Advocate
Director, Duty Solicitor
Head of the Criminal Department
Head of the Court of Protection and Community Care Department