Dympna Howells

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As a solicitor and partner in a large regional practise Dympna gained experience prior to the recent legislation in areas of Mental Health Tribunals and Guardianship orders acting for patients and local authorities. She has been in the team since inception and has undertaken cases on behalf of the local authority, patients and other interested parties including the Probation Service.

She has gained experience particularly in cases involving challenges to DOLs, and more recently the Office of the Public Guardian.

She has also undertaken cases in relation to the Forced Marriage Act Legislation. She is experienced in dealing with vulnerable adults and children in areas of mental capacity and mental health.


Advocacy higher rights (Civil)

Solicitors finals Chester College of Law

BA Hons Business Law

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  • Birmingham City Council v W & Ors [2018] EWHC 610 (Fam)

    David Payne and Dympna Howells were instructed on behalf of different parties in a case where Mr Justice Keehan considered whether the London Borough...

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