Our Court of Protection barristers have significant expertise and breadth of experience in bringing and acting in complex proceedings relating to the welfare and rights of vulnerable people, their families and carers.

Our members act in a wide range of cases relating to the welfare, medical treatment decisions and financial decisions of those lacking capacity.

We have particular experience in relation to cases involving deprivation of liberty, mental health and capacity, personal welfare applications, serious medical treatment applications and best interest decisions involving both vulnerable adults and children.

We also provide expert advice and representation in relation to property and monetary affairs, including testamentary capacity, advice in relation to wills, deprivation of liberty assessments, applications to appoint / discharge deputies or trustees and Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims.

We act on behalf of private individuals (including those acting on behalf of the Official Solicitor or litigation friends), local authorities, medical professionals and NHS Trusts.

Members draw on their expertise from other disciplines to provide real value and specialist representation. These related disciplines include criminal law, clinical negligence, community care, family law, inquests, mental health, professional negligence and social housing.

Our barristers are renowned for their sensitive, emphatic and pragmatic approach.

A number of the team are also accredited mediators able to offer a mediation service to provide an alternative method of resolving disputes that may arise in relation to the affairs of those who lack capacity.

The Team