If you become detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act, there are certain duties and powers which can be delegated to another person. This will be your ‘nearest relative'. The law provides a list of who this person can be, and advice from nearest relative displacement solicitors will help you to make the right choice.

What if a person is chosen, but does not want to act as the nearest relative?

Even if selected, being the nearest relative is not obligatory and the chosen person can pass on the duties and powers to someone else, providing that this person agrees. Oratto member nearest relative displacement solicitors can assist in the process of doing this, as procedures must conform to certain requirements and be completed in writing.

When applying for someone else to take over the role as a nearest relative, there is the potential for the process to be costly and complicated. Therefore, it is best to seek legal advice through Oratto to ensure the course of action is as smooth as possible. Our member solicitors have years of experience in handling issues regarding nearest relative displacement, and as such are well placed to help applicants make the right decisions.

There are certain grounds on which a nominee will need to rely in order to opt out of being a nearest relative. The reasons will need to be stated in the application; Oratto can assist in ensuring they are well demonstrated.

Let Oratto member lawyers help with 'nearest relative displacement' matters

Whether you have been sectioned under the Mental Health Act or you wish to discuss the role of 'nearest relative', Oratto member lawyers are highly skilled in their specialist fields and can help you during this difficult time.

Let us put you in contact today with a nearest relative displacement solicitor who can help you manage your affairs as you want them managed. Call us today, have an online chat or fill in an Oratto Match form so that we can call you back at a time to suit you.

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