Professor Anselm Eldergill is a district judge in the Court of Protection and a visiting professor at University College London.
Before becoming a judge he was a practising legal aid solicitor specialising in mental health law for over 25 years, and then led the mental health team at Eversheds. He was President of the Mental Health Lawyers Association and of the Institute of Mental Health Act Practitioners, and ranked 1 in Chambers Directory. He is an Alexander Maxwell Scholar and the author of Mental Health Review Tribunals: Law and Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell 1997) and articles for journals such as the Princeton University Law Journal, Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and The Guardian. He was chairman of the Mental Health Act Commission’s Law and Ethics Committee.