As a solicitor Janet represented people detained under the Mental Health Act and was on the Mental Health Panel for about 10 years. In that time she represented hundreds of people detained in local hospitals and in secure hospitals including Ashworth and Alpha (where she has on many occasions worked with deaf clients).
She also represented nearest relatives applying for discharge or opposing displacement applications in the County Court and at Tribunal and Hospital Managers hearings.
Since transferring to the Bar and joining Kenworthy’s Janet has continued to represent clients detained under the Mental Health Act, and provides advice in relation to associated matters. Janet keeps up to date with the latest developments in this area retaining a keen interest in this work and has recently started attending the local Mental Health Lawyers Group.