Corinne has extensive experience in all aspects of mental health law having been practising as a mental health lawyer for over 18 years. She has a varied practise of both civil and forensic cases. Over the last few years she has mainly represented restricted patients as well as complex non-restricted patients detained in a forensic setting. She has also developed a practice of representing learning disabled patients detained in forensic units.
Corinne was instructed by Ian Brady in 2012 in his application to the mental health tribunal to be transferred from Ashworth Hospital to prison. This was a very high-profile case due to Mr Brady’s notoriety and having earlier achieved his wish to have a public hearing, which was held in June 2013 over a period of 8 days.
Corinne’s work includes actions for damages as a result of unlawful detention, the latter leading to a small public law practice. She has developed experience in conducting difficult and high-profile public law challenges and appeals.
Corinne was a Finalist in the national Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards in 2013 and the Law Society Gazette's Lawyer in the News during July 2013.
Corinne has been a consultant at Scott Moncrieff & Associates since 2004 where she was responsible for supervising the mental health unit. She was previously a partner in a legal aid practice in London. She moved to TV Edwards in July 2016.
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Member of Law Society Mental Health Panel since 2000. Corinne was appointed in 2002 as a fee paid tribunal Judge in the First-tier Tribunal (Health Education Social Care Chamber) Mental Health and sits regularly as a Judge. She was appointed as a fee paid Special Education Needs Judge in 2014.