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Rachel Turner

Miles & Partners LLP

Work Department

Mental Health & Capcity


Partner & Joint Head of the Mental Health and Capacity Department


Rachel specialises in cases in the Court of Protection and has regularly been instructed by the Official Solicitor as well as private individuals.

As a longstanding member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme, Rachel has extensive experience of clients detained under the Mental Health Act and is well placed to advise on the impact the Act may have on Court of Protection cases. Rachel has also run a number of successful judicial review cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Before joining Miles & Partners, Rachel was in private practice in a leading Legal 500 law firm where she established her reputation as a mental capacity lawyer.

Rachel also has experience overseas having worked as an adviser to Uganda Law Society (ULS), Uganda Ministry of Health and the Uganda branch of the World Health Organisation on the human rights aspect of the proposed revisions to mental health law. While in Uganda Rachel co-founded the Mikwano Children’s Trust, a small English registered charity supporting poor and orphaned Ugandan children.




Law Society's Mental Health Accreditation Scheme


Qualified 2003

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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