The firm

Wolton & Co is a specialist firm providing quality mental health advice and representation since September 2000. Our representatives work closely together as a team and all are members of the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation scheme.

Our clients

We represent clients throughout the UK with expertise in both civil and forensic cases. We specialise in the representation of clients in High Security.

Our success

The firm has been involved in several important cases which have set legal precedents. Cases include:

  • R (on the application of Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust) v MHRT [2001] EWHC Admin 101
  • BB v South London and Maudsley NHS Trust [2009] UKUT 157 (AAC)
  • LC v DHIC [2010] UKUT 319 (AAC)
  • RN v Curo Care (2011) UKUT 263 (AAC)
  • NM v Kent County Council [2015] UKUT 125 (AAC)
  • LB v BMH [2017] (UT)
  • We have also successfully obtained compensation for clients who have been unlawfully detained.

    Our commitment

    Our receptionists Mandy and Siroun will deal with your enquiry quickly and efficiently. You can contact us by telephone on 01227 452138, by email to admin@woltonlegal.co.uk or contact one of our representatives directly.


    Karen Wolton

    Solicitor and Principal

    Karen qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and began her career as a family lawyer. In 1997 she began work in the field of mental health and has worked exclusively in mental health law ever since. In September 2000 she started the firm of Wolton & Co. Karen is a committee member of the Mental Health Lawyers Association, has been a conference speaker and has contributed to their training course. She is also a Peer Reviewer for the Legal Aid Agency and in this role she is responsible for auditing the work of other mental health firms.

    Email: karen@woltonlegal.co.uk

    Katherine George


    Katherine qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and initially worked in both family and mental health law with Harman and Harman Solicitors. She joined Wolton & Co in 2005 to work solely in mental health law. Katherine has a degree in English and French Law. She is fluent in French and has a basic knowledge of German.

    Email: katherine@woltonlegal.co.uk

    Jackie Drane

    Legal Representative

    Jackie graduated with a law degree in 1997. By this time she had already begun part-time work as a legal assistant to Michael Ball, a Mental Health Act practitioner. She has been on the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation scheme since 1999. She moved to Wolton & Co in 2004.

    Email: jackie@woltonlegal.co.uk

    Kim Warr

    Legal Representative

    Kim has worked as a legal assistant for Wolton & Co solicitors since 2000 and qualified onto the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation scheme in 2010. Kim is also a qualified psychiatric nurse (RMN) and general nurse (SRN).

    Email: kim@woltonlegal.co.uk


    30, St. Dunstan's Street


    CT2 8HG

    Tel: 01227 452138

    Email: admin@woltonlegal.co.uk