We have a specialist department who undertake a wide variety of work before the Court of Protection.
Our members act in a wide range of cases relating to the welfare, medical treatment and financial decisions of those who lack capacity. We have particular experience in relation to cases involving deprivation of liberty, disputed capacity, and best interest decisions involving vulnerable adults and children.
We act on behalf of private individuals (including those acting on behalf of the Official Solicitor or litigation friends), local authorities and health bodies.
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, and social housing.
A number of members 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 provide a 24 hour, 365 days a year service, for urgent advice and representation.
A number of our members 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.