Court of Protection
As part of a practice principally based on property transactions and disputes about land, Bill also has extensive experience of a number of aspects of Court of Protection work including:
- Testamentary capacity to make wills and other dispositions
- Advising in relation to statutory wills
- Undue influence and unconscionable transaction claims
- The appointment of deputies in relation to leases and other instruments
- Deprivation of liberty assessments and best interests assessments.
Specifically he has:
- Acted for Court of Protection patients
- Advised and appeared for a local authority in judicial review and other public law proceedings in which it has been alleged the authority had not made a best interests assessment
- Appeared for local authorities for directions from the Court of Protection as to the steps to take on behalf of a patient
- Appeared in a number of cases in which issues of capacity have been considered
- Advised and appeared through the Official Solicitor in claims under Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975 for parties lacking capacity.