Ritesh initially joined Appleman Legal as a paralegal since 2014. He has extensive experience working in Mental Health and Mental Capacity field.
Ritesh took a sabbatical to complete his legal studies and his LPC. He has recently returned to Appleman Legal to provide valuable assistance and his expertise in our Mental Capacity and Mental Health department. He is now working towards obtaining his accreditation for the Law Society Mental Health Scheme.
In the last 10 years Ritesh has worked with clients within the Mental Health and Mental Capacity legal framework in different roles such as Paralegal, Health Care Assistant, Independent Mental Health Advocate, Independent Mental Capacity Advocate and Care Act Advocate. Ritesh has supported his clients to understand and exercise their rights under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended), Mental Capacity Act 2005, Care Act 2014, Human Rights Act 1998 and Equality Act 2010.
Ritesh has assisted clients to challenge restrictions placed on them by applying to the Mental Health Tribunal and making Section 21A applications to the Court of Protection. Ritesh is passionate about working the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the various complexities in this ever-evolving area of law.
Ritesh has represented clients who are deemed to lack mental capacity in Best Interest meetings for decisions on Care, Residence and Serious Medical Treatment. Ritesh has supported clients to contest their Power of Attorneys through the Office of Public Guardian.