Legal Services Agency

lsaThe Legal Services Agency (LSA) provides legal advice and representation to people with mental health problems, acquired brain injury and dementia, their families and carers.

People with mental ill health often have legal difficulties which are compounded by their diagnosis and they often do not get the help and legal assistance they need. LSA’s specialist projects offer a high-quality, experienced and holistic service. The LSA understand and focus on the needs and interests of people with mental ill health or dementia rather than profit.

The LSA can represent clients in the following areas of law:

  • Detentions, applications and appeals to the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003
  • Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, including medical treatment, Intervention Orders, Financial and Welfare Guardianship
  • Financial matters, including Powers of Attorney and Financial Guardianship
  • Children’s hearings and referrals to the Sheriff Court
  • Family law, including residence and contact with children
  • Community care – getting the services required
  • Equality and discrimination
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Debt

 

 

Service Categories

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Contact Info. & Service Address

3rd Floor Princes House
5 Shandwick Place
Edinburgh
EH2 4RG

Office Hours

Monday - Sunday : 9.00 am to 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 228 9993
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.lsa.org.uk

Provider's Name: Legal Services Agency

Type: Charity/Voluntary

lsaThe Legal Services Agency (LSA) provides legal advice and representation to people with mental health problems, acquired brain injury and dementia, their families and carers. People with mental ill health often have legal difficulties which are compounded by their diagnosis and they often do not get the help and legal assistance they need. LSA’s specialist projects offer a high-quality, experienced and holistic service. The LSA understand and focus on the needs and interests of people with mental ill health or dementia rather than profit.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 228 9993
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.lsa.org.uk

Office Hours

Monday – Sunday : 9.00 am to 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

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