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Neil Allen

Neil Allen is a Barrister at 39 Essex Chambers and Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. With particular interests in human rights, mental health and incapacity law, he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students, and regularly delivers training for a variety of audiences including health and local authorities, s12 doctors, GPs, AMHPs, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and law firms. His reported cases in the Court of Protection include Cheshire West, N v ACCG, and Re X.

Neil co-authored the Law Society’s guide on Deprivation of Liberty, assisted Adass with the new DoLS forms, and is an Advisor to the Care Quality Commission’s DoLS Group. His published academic commentary on the Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005, and DoLS is featured in legal books and journals. As Clinical Lead for the University’s Legal Advice Centre, Neil provides and promotes the provision of free legal advice which includes his award-winning Dementia Law Centre. His training is supplemented by his website: