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Dympna Howells

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Barrister

(Year of Call 2009)

Joined Chambers: 2009

Qualifications:

BA Hons Business Law

Solicitors finals Chester College of Law

Advocacy Higher rights (civil)

Background:

As a solicitor and partner in a large regional practise she gained experience prior to the recent legislation in areas of Mental Health Tribunals and Guardianship orders acting for patients and local authorities. Dympna 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.

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