Psychiatric Injury, Huntercombe Group

Psychiatric injury and human rights are key complex legal issues. Mark McGhee, a solicitor and leader in this field of law is acting for a number of young women who were patients at Huntercombe. Anyone affected by this article please contact us.

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Psychiatric Injury & PTSD

Mark McGhee, one of the country’s leading Solicitors practicing in the field of psychiatric injury and human rights, is representing a number of young women who were patients in units run by The Huntercombe Group.

The issues which have been brought to Mark McGhee’s attention by victims have now been widely publicised by The Independent and Sky News.

Mark is representing Amber who figures prominently in the Sky News Special Report and the Independent’s story, who together with her mother have had the courage to waive anonymity in the hope that by speaking out, more victims will feel empowered to come forward to share their experiences and concerns.

Together with the victims and their families who have already instructed Mark, he and his colleagues at R James Hutcheon Solicitors are currently pursuing and investigating claims of violation of rights including fundamental human rights and freedoms under the Human Rights Act 1998.  In addition, Mark continues to liaise with various statutory bodies including NHS England, hoping to obtain far greater transparency and accountability in respect of the matters and issues that have been raised with him, by victims and their families.

Mark said:

I have been asked to advise a number of victims and their families.  All have provided strikingly similar accounts of their experiences to me and my colleagues at R James Hutcheon Solicitors, which are mirrored in the recent reports of Sky News and in the Independent.

My duties and responsibilities are to fearlessly prosecute the claims and concerns raised with me and at the same time, to liaise with all relevant Authorities, to ensure that victims and their families have a voice.

These issues are extremely sensitive.  The victims have sustained very grave and serious injuries.  Because of that I and my team at R James Hutcheon Solicitors are totally committed to obtaining justice for and on behalf of our clients, whose experiences and ordeals can only be described as quite horrific.

Mark and his specialist team at R James Hutcheon Solicitors can be contacted in the following ways:

Independent Articles: Independent News Paper:  Mental Health Hospital Patients

Sky News Special Report: Sky News Special Report: Huntercombe Investigation mistreatement of young teenagers

Government Ministers are now demanding a public inquiry into the care of mental health patients after The Independent revealed allegations that patients had suffered “systemic abuse” in inpatient units.

Further Reading On Abuse and Psychological Injury Claims

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychological and general mental health matters are gaining greater prominence in the press and improved understanding in this complex area.  Now, the courts are recognising more than ever the emotional impact of psychological distress, resulting in successful cases against many organisations that fail in their duty of care.  As solicitors specialising in this area we fully understand the need for legal representation and by us using experts to assist our clients in diagnosis results in an improved recovery path and outlook.  The compensation our clients will receive also helps with the recovery that pays for on-going expert counselling and medical advice long after the case has been finalised.   For further reading click on our link below:


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Mark McGhee

Consultant & Solicitor


Mark’s practice is diverse and highly specialised covering negligence, claims against Public Authorities, human rights, mental health, mental incapacity, equality and diversity, data protection and regulation and compliance.

Mark currently represents abuse victims at Huntercombe represents the interests of individuals, groups and organisations and regularly conducts work within the High Court, Administrative Court, Court of Protection, Coroners Court and County Court. Mark has represented individuals at Hillsborough, Paddington, 07/07 and in excess of 2000 former military personnel who have served in conflicts including Northern Ireland, the Falklands, Iraq, Bosnia and Afghanistan. Mark also regularly advises and assists serving unretired members of the Police, Fire Services and Ambulance Services on pension and regulatory issues.

Mark is tireless, in his pursuit of justice for his clients and is relentless in his efforts to push and expand.

Rebecca Burgess



After training with Mark McGhee, Rebecca now practices dealing with clinical negligence claims and catastrophic injuries including Acquired Brain Injury and spinal injuries. Like Mark, Rebecca also specialises in psychiatric injuries and claims against Public Authorities. Such claims include claims against the Police, the Ministry of Defence and the NHS.

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