Simone Voss, Mental Health worker
Simone has been working for Graham Stowe Bateson Solicitors since 2008 in the North West Region and is based in Altrincham.
Before entering the legal field Simone qualified and worked as nurse in Germany for over 10 years. She decided to change career and studied Social Work and completed her Diploma at Manchester Metropolitan University.
During Simone's social work practice she was soon attracted to the work of Independent Advocacy in mental health and worked for a number of years for MIND in Rochdale, which gave her and initial insight into legal work.
It was some years later when she took the opportunity to work at a law centre in Manchester as a caseworker dealing with mental health matters.
Simone obtained her Mental Health Tribunal Panel Membership in 2002 whilst at the law centre and continued to work as a Mental Health Law Practitioner representing clients' views and wishes at Tribunals as well as Hospital Managers Hearings.
Within the last few years Simone has become more involved with the new mental capacity legislation.