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Court of Protection

Members frequently appear in the Court of Protection in cases concerning capacity to consent, deputy disputes, health and welfare proceedings, along with property and affairs.”

Legal 500  2020
Court of Protection

We can offer barristers of all levels of seniority who are equipped to deal with the whole range of Court of Protection cases. They combine their knowledge of mental capacity law and mental disability with a practical approach and reliable advice and judgment.

Our barristers have experience in cases at all levels of complexity, from District Judge to High Court Judge and undertake advisory and advocacy work at all stages, including contested trials in the Court of Protection.

We receive instructions from across the range of parties including family members, the Official Solicitor and local authorities. We work in cases both locally and nationally, appearing in the Court of Protection in London, Wales, South West and other regions.

We have undertaken cases raising novel issues of principle and practice, including issues relating to the Court of Protection Rules, costs, publicity, deputyship including both welfare and property and affairs deputies, and mediation in the Court of Protection.

Our expertise includes:

  • Property and Affairs matters generally
  • Trusts
  • Gifts
  • Statutory wills
  • Allegations of financial abuse
  • Settlement and administration of personal injury awards
  • Deputyship issues – property and affairs and welfare deputies
  • LPAs and EPAs
  • Health and Welfare – best interests decisions
  • Medical treatment
  • Welfare decisions relating to care, residence, family contact
  • Deprivation of liberty issues

Our dedicated clerking team know the procedures of the Court well and we can handle urgent and out of hours cases.

Mediation

As the number of cases being dealt with by way of mediation increases, our mediation team are on hand to help, be it by providing the advocates, mediators or both. Our facilities are specifically designed to meet with client’s needs for a mediation venue. Read more.