Corinne has extensive experience in all aspects of mental health law having been practising as a mental health lawyer for over 20 years. She has a varied practise of civil and forensic cases. She mainly represents restricted patients as well as complex
non-restricted patients detained in a forensic setting, including learning disabled patients detained in
Corinne has in the past represented a number of
high profile patients and was instructed by Ian Brady
in 2012 for 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 infamous notoriety, involving a public hearing held over 8 days in June 2013.
Corinne’s work has included actions for damages
due to unlawful detention and she has 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 was a consultant at Scott Moncrieff & Associates from 2004 where she was responsible for supervising the mental health unit. She moved to TV Edwards in July 2016 and to MCK Solicitors Ltd in September 2018.
Corinne has been a Member of Law Society's Mental Health Accreditation Panel since 2000. In 2002, Corinne was appointed as a Fee-Paid Tribunal Judge in the First-Tier Tribunal (Health Education Social Care Chamber) Mental Health and she frequently sits as a Tribunal Judge. She was appointed as a Fee Paid Special Education Needs Judge in 2014.