Every person who is the subject of a Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT) hearing has the right to be represented by a support person or lawyer of their choice.
In some circumstances, the MHRT may appoint a lawyer or other person to represent the person who is the subject of the hearing. The Tribunal would do this when it considers that it would be in the person's best interests to be represented at the hearing.
The following organisations may be able to provide legal advice about matters in the MHRT
The Mental Health Legal Service provides free and independent information, advice, referrals and representation in relation to involuntary mental health treatment.
LawRight can help with legal problems (e.g. housing or debt issues) that have happened because of a person experiencing a mental health issue. It also provides help and advocacy in relation to MHRT hearings.