Relieving the suffering of a family member who is experiencing a mental health problem is challenging at the best of times. Administering for their financial needs can add an extra layer of complexity and strain.

The expert team at Teece Hodgson & Ward are familiar with the legal aspects of mental health law and are experienced at helping families navigate these stressful situations. We can help with:

  • Matters before the Mental Health Review Tribunal
  • Applications with the NSW Trustee and Guardian
  • The appointment of financial guardians
  • Advice regarding the Mental Health Act

Family interests need to be considered in light of the rights of the individual concerned. Our knowledge and longstanding involvement in mental health law means we can advise you on appropriate and necessary steps while also ensuring the proper protection the individual’s rights.

We have an extensive range of useful resources including the following fact sheets:

How we can help


Our team can provide you with expert information and reliable advice about mental health law. Our team is led by Richard Neal, Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estate Law and includes Caroline Sims who qualified in England and Wales where she was an Accredited Specialist in Mental Health Law and has extensive experience with issues relating to capacity.

We’d like to hear from you

If you’d like to speak with someone from the Teece Hodgson & Ward team,
please give us a call on 02 9232 3733, or contact us.