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Floyd Porter

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Miles & Partners LLP

Work Department

Mental Health & Capacity

Position

Partner & Joint Head of the Mental Health and Capacity Department

Career

Floyd is now one of the driving forces behind Miles & Partners burgeoning reputation at the leading edge of mental capacity law. Before becoming joint head of the mental health and capacity department, he worked closely with Miles & Partners founder Sophy Miles, one of the UK’s leading practitioners in mental capacity law, gaining invaluable experience in this increasingly important field.

Floyd practices primarily in proceedings before the Court of Protection, with an emphasis on representing relatives in health and welfare proceedings.

Before joining Miles & Partners, Floyd amassed more than twenty-five years’ experience in legal practice, eighteen of them in mental health law matters. He first practiced at a busy North London criminal law firm, as an accredited police station representative and criminal law clerk, also gaining experience in mental health law then specialised in mental health at a Leading human  rights firm, ultimately heading the mental health law department.

Floyd has extensive experience in representing patients detained in hospitals under the Mental Health Act.

He is an Accredited Legal Representative in the Court of Protection under the Law Society’s Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation Scheme and the Law Society Chief Assessor for the Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation Scheme.

 

Languages

English

Member

Law Society's Mental Health Accreditation Scheme

Education

Qualified in 1999


London: Private client

Court of protection

Within: Court of protection

Miles & Partners LLP  has an ‘approachable, very dedicated and experienced team’ under the leadership of Rachel Turner  and Floyd Porter . The ‘unbelievably thorough’ Turner is a ‘very safe pair of hands which she combines with a first-rate knowledge of the law and practice in this area’. Porter is a ‘determined fighter for his clients’ rights whether he is acting for the vulnerable individual or the family members. He is unafraid of difficult legal challenges’. The ‘extremely personableAndrew Bowmer who joined from Steel & Shamash  ‘works hard for clients and has real expertise both in COP work and in community care’. The team’s focus is on mental capacity and mental health law. It is frequently involved in cases that involve issues surrounding the capacity and the best interests of vulnerable adults who cannot take important decisions themselves. It is skilled at challenging detentions in hospital under the Mental Health Act and in challenging unlawful detentions by bringing High Court actions for judicial review.

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