5 Essex Court

Beatrice Collier

Call 2004


Beatrice is recognised as a leading junior specialising in the areas of police law, public law, mental health and capacity law, human rights and civil liberties, inquests and public inquiries. Beatrice acts for a range of clients including police forces, prison services, local authorities and NHS Trusts. She is currently instructed in a number of civil actions, judicial reviews and human rights claims within her police practice.

In her inquest practice she specialises, in particular, in cases with a mental health or capacity dimension (whether in the context of the police or community care services or in prison) and in police pursuit deaths.

Beatrice is happy to provide lectures and training on all aspects of her practice. She recently delivered training on human rights in the context of police cases, the issue of causation in inquests, policing and mental health, DOLs and capacity assessments, and was a panellist at the APL Autumn Conference 2017

Beatrice is an acknowledged authority on policing and mental health and has expanded her practice to include mental health and capacity law more generally, including detention, deprivation of liberty and best interests. Her clients have to date included the Ministry of Justice, NHS providers, prisons and local authorities as well as individuals. Recent work includes an application before the Divisional Court for an assessment of capacity. She also undertakes work in the areas of mental health and capacity pro bono, via the Bar Pro Bono Unit