Alex contacted Ruah Legal Services at a time when their Guardianship and Administration Orders were due for review.
Alex was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had been the subject of a Guardianship Order and Administration Order for over a year. Since the Orders were placed, Alex’s mental health had stabilised, and they were maintaining their medication plan. Alex was also receiving NDIS funding and was coping better with the extra supports that were provided under the NDIS plan.
The lawyer obtained a report from Alex’s doctor to present to the Tribunal in advance of the review hearing. The doctor’s report concluded that Alex did have the capacity to make personal decisions about their lifestyle. The Tribunal agreed that in light of this evidence, the Guardianship Order was no longer required, and the Order was revoked.