Mental Health and Disability Sub-Committee
Law Society of Scotland
Aims & functions of the committee
Our Mental Health and Disability Sub-Committee is made up of solicitor and non-solicitor members with experience across mental health, capacity and adult support and protection law. Since its inception in 1989 the committee has been a major national player in relevant law reform and related developments, with an emphasis on the perspective of legal practitioners, and we are currently engaging with proposals for reform following the final report of the Scottish Mental Health Law Review (September 2022). We were one of the founding committees of the working group which produced the Advance choices, and medical decision-making in intensive care situations paper in 2022.