Morag McNiven (Solicitor)

 

Morag’s first degree was in Moral Philosophy, Logic and Metaphysics and, prior to qualifying as a solicitor, she worked as a journalist in Scotland, concentrating on social and women's issues before moving south and into the trade union sector.

 

While studying for her Law Degree with the Open University, she worked with a  South London charity for vulnerable, homeless and mentally ill people. She also worked  as an assistant  in the Mental Health Unit of a large London-based law firm. Post qualification,  she specialised in Employment and Mental Health Law and now concentrates solely on Mental Health Law.

 

Morag has been a member of the Law Society's Mental Health Accreditation Panel for more than a decade. Her mental Health practice encompasses long term forensic clients and clients subject to civil sections, both in hospital and the community. As well as Tribunal work, she has represented at Hospital Managers Hearings, instructed experts, dealt with post discharge planning, compensation claims and capacity issues.  Morag has a particular interest in women and adolescents detained under the Mental Health Act.

 

Having first worked as consultant solicitor, Morag joined OLG in February 2017.