Specialism: Adult Services, Mental Health, Criminal Justice
Location: England: Isle of Wight, England: London, England: South East, England: South West
Gary’s health and care career dates back to 2002 in Adult Services. He is regularly instructed in matters relating to mental capacity, the Court of Protection, mental health, NHS Continuing Healthcare and safeguarding adults. In 2012, Gary was appointed by the Lord Chancellor to sit on Mental Health Review Tribunal as a Specialist Member in Wales. In 2015, he set up 'Lawology' offering a range of specialist social care services. In 2017, he was nominated and won a national social work award for his contribution towards community-based social work. In 2019, he was shortlisted for the Lawyer Monthly Expert Witness Award for the category of Social Care - UK.
I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of social workers, Complaints, Court assessments, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, Post placement contract, Practice assessment, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Supervision, Therapeutic work, Training and tutoring, Universities / learning & training bodies, Voluntary sector
BSc (Hons); LL.B (Hons); PGDip in Safeguarding Adults; PGDip in Advanced Mental Health Practice; Qualified AMHP and BIA
Professional registrations: Health & Care Professions Council (England)
Social Supervisor, Practice Supervisor, Best Interests Assessor; Approved Mental Health Professional. Attained CPD Expert Witness Certificate for FPR and CPR (Bond Solon)