Antony Stewart

Consultant Solicitor

Antony qualified as a General Nurse in 1986. His NHS nursing career progressed to him moving into the management of Community and Mental Health Services at a senior level.

After leaving the NHS he became an Associate Hospital Manager, chairing and sitting as a panel member on Hospital Manager Hearings. This gave him considerable understanding of the impact that compulsory detention under the Mental Health Act has on a person’s life and on the lives of those that surround them.

Motivated by personal stories, Antony trained to become a Solicitor with the aim of practising mental health law and qualifying in 2009. Antony represents a cross section of detained and community patients, both civil and restricted. His cross practise in criminal law equipping him with specialist knowledge to represent forensic patients subject to special restrictions and those transferred from prison to hospitals. He became a Member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Accreditation Scheme in 2011 and is a specialist solicitor representing the rights of vulnerable individuals.

Antony provides a full range of services to include advising and assisting at CPA/117 meetings, representing clients at Hospital Managers Hearings and First-tier Tribunals; and representing Nearest Relatives in displacement proceedings in the County Court.