Court of Protection
Roger represents both applicants and respondents in the Court of Protection and has experience of dealing with a wide range of welfare, Dols and capacity issues, particularly in regards to those who lack capacity. He enjoys working as part of a team with instructing solicitors to identify and best address the issues before the court.
He has over 30 years’ experience at the Bar and brings depth and insight to his cases.
Court of Protection Cases
Exemplary cases include:
• The application of a father for contact with his adult daughter who he had not seen since she was taken into care as a young child. Both father and daughter had learning difficulties which were severe in the case of the daughter coupled with severe Autistic features such that she had no conceptual understanding of what a “father” was.
• DOLS approval as to a severely handicapped young adult who resided in supported independent accommodation with a complex Support plan.
• A best interests dispute about whether an adult with severe learning difficulties should continue to reside with his family or instead reside in supported independent accommodation. Cultural and religious observance issues were found to require significant weight in the assessment.