William Hanbury

Call 1985


“William is very thorough. He is strong on the technical details, and has a calm and measured approach.”

The Legal 500, 2022
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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.

Bill is consistently recommended as a leading individual in the Legal 500 guide and Chambers and Partners directory.