Alex Matthews has released her first book ‘A Practical Guide to Fitness to Plead and Insanity in the Crown Court and Magistrates Court’07 February 2024
Alex Matthews has released her first book ‘A Practical Guide to Fitness to Plead and Insanity in the Crown Court and Magistrates Court’.
The book comes at a crucial time when the Criminal Justice System is at the forefront of the mental health crisis. As a result of underfunding of both the healthcare sector and the justice system, advocates find themselves dealing with an ever-increasing number of defendants with severe mental health issues, often at a point of crisis within the criminal courts.
Alex’s practical, to the point guide, will try and assist with cutting through this difficult terrain.
About the Author:
Called to the bar in 2012, Alex is a specialist criminal barrister at 9BR Chambers.
She has particular experience representing vulnerable clients within the criminal justice system from youths to those with severe mental ill health. Through this experience she developed an interest in the law of this area both in its current form, and in relation to its proposed reform.
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