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RadcliffesLeBrasseur

85 FLEET STREET, LONDON, EC4Y 1AE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7222 7040
Fax:
Fax 020 7222 6208
Email:
Web:
www.rlb-law.com
Cardiff, Leeds, London

Alexandra Johnstone

Tel:
Work 020 7227 7283
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RadcliffesLeBrasseur

Work Department

Healthcare

Position

Alexandra is a Partner in the Healthcare department, advising and representing healthcare bodies and professionals. As a skilled advocate, she has represented a large number of care homes and mental health hospitals at inquests. She has also been involved in inquests relating to prison deaths, including a recent such inquest that attracted significant press coverage.

She has considerable experience advising on protocols and policies in the healthcare sector, particularly those raising issues of human rights and medical ethics. She is regularly asked to advise on a range of mental health issues including unlawful detention claims. Alexandra has a particular interest in issues relating to mental capacity and treatment decisions concerning child and adult patients. She has been involved in a number of Court of Protection cases, including defending challenges to DoLS authorisations brought by residents of care homes.

Member

Medico-Legal Society


London: Public sector

Healthcare

Within: Healthcare

RadcliffesLeBrasseur ’s expertise spans inquests, Court of Protection proceedings, Care Quality Commission regulatory work, and mental health law. Andrew Parsons  ‘has great judgment and gives advice that is ‘spot on’ when clients are really in trouble’; he has represented Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust in a judicial review before the Senior Coroner for Westminster on a case concerning a fatal overdose of a mental health patient on Trust premises. Alexandra Johnstone  is known for her in-depth knowledge of mental health law and handles inquests for a number of care homes and mental health hospitals. Recently promoted partner Marianne Frall is ‘first-rate’ and currently advices Central & North West London NHS on a number of matters relating to the Grenfell Tower fire. Julia Appleton  focuses on matters relating to consent, confidentiality and mental health. Graeme Irvine joined in September 2017 from an in-house position at the Royal College of Nursing and is also name to note.

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