William Hanbury

Call 1985


"He is very experienced and has excellent awareness of authorities, as well as being good with clients and providing clear and practical advice."

Chambers and Partners 2024
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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.