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Court of Protection: Health & Welfare — UK-wide


Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP - Court of Protection

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Birmingham

What the team is known for Operates across the full spectrum of Court of Protection matters, from welfare matters such as deprivation of liberty and forced marriage to complicated property and financial affairs. Offers three court-appointed deputies accustomed to dealing with some of the most vulnerable clients and complicated assets. Regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and local authorities, as well as acting directly for individuals and families.

Strengths One source says: "They've all been extremely helpful – even their administrative staff put clients at ease when they're worried. They would certainly be my first choice for a recommendation."

Another interviewee notes: "I feel very comfortable working with both their property and welfare teams – it's great to work with a firm who can do both areas. In a case where the two overlap they're able to provide that full expertise."

Work highlights Assisted the former wife, and now carer, of an Iraqi national who lacked capacity to claim a family inheritance which was at risk of seizure by the Iraqi government. Aided the client in securing authorisation to travel to Iraq and claim the inheritance on his behalf.

Assisted a seriously physically and mentally disabled man after relations broke down between him and his professional deputy. Developed appropriate financial spending plans to ensure he was able to meet recovery goals and remain financially stable in the future.

Notable practitioners

Sheree Green is head of the firm's Court of Protection team and an experienced deputy capable of handling complex property and financial management cases. She also provides public and charitable organisations with employee training on issues related to mental health. Sources say: "She is eternally calm and doesn't get flustered in any way. She is very pleasant and particularly thorough in making sure the client feels like they can trust her."

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Bindmans LLP - Court of Protection

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Highly respected team proficient in handling the full range of health and welfare cases, with a strong emphasis on matters involving human rights issues. Routinely sought out for representation in complex and sensitive matters, including serious medical treatment, mental health and mental capacity cases. Adept at handling cases with challenging cross-border aspects.

Strengths One source says: "I feel like we're in safe hands when they are on the case. We get pragmatic advice from people who know what they are doing."

Another source remarks: "Bindmans need no introduction in this area – they are clearly excellent."

Work highlights Advised the claimant in the landmark Ferreira case, which considered the question of whether patients who lack mental capacity should be automatically considered as deprived of liberty when being treated in an intensive care unit.

Notable practitioners

The "first-class" Laura Hobey-Hamsher handles a wide array of highly sensitive and challenging cases, including those concerning complex medical treatment and allegations of abuse. Sources speak highly of her "lovely manner" with clients and also describe her as "excellent in court," with one adding: "She's got sound judgement and is very persuasive."

Charlotte Haworth Hird is adept at handling highly complex Court of Protection cases, particularly those concerning mental capacity and deprivation of liberty. She is often instructed on cases with cross-border aspects. One source says: "She is extremely hard-working and bright, and gives good technical advice. She is also sensible, pragmatic and does a good job for the clients.”

Paul Ridge leads the Court of Protection team and has a huge amount of experience in the field. He has a notable focus on cases with overlapping issues concerning housing and community care arrangements. Sources describe him as an "incredible social welfare lawyer," with one adding: "He is a go-to for sorting out housing matters for vulnerable clients."

Department profile by Bindmans LLP

Since the inception of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, the Bindmans team has been widely regarded as being at the forefront of championing the rights of vulnerable people and their families before the Court of Protection. Equally at home acting in high profile cases or leading cases as they are acting in the cases which will never make the headlines, but which make a very real differences to people’s lives, it is a team known for its work in cases concerning all aspects of an individual’s life: their welfare, health, medical treatment, and finances. The team is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor, advocates, and those who love and care for incapacitated adults, and is known for the time, energy, and tenacious approach brought to all cases.

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Cartwright King - Court of Protection

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 6 qualified lawyers
- Office location: Birmingham

What the team is known for Advises vulnerable adults and their families in health and welfare proceedings in the Court of Protection. Adeptly handles deprivation of liberty matters as well as complex mental health cases. Regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and also directly represents individuals, particularly those lacking capacity, and their family members.

Notable practitioners

Kate Jackson handles a wide array of Court of Protection cases concerning challenging health and welfare aspects. She regularly represents clients with mental health difficulties, particularly with regard to care and housing arrangements.

Yvonne Chapman has a robust practice, advising protected parties and family members on a range of issues. A professional deputy, she often takes on health and welfare cases involving elderly clients, but also handles matters that involve complex family financial issues.

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Enable Law (part of the Foot Anstey Group) - Court of Protection

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Bristol, Plymouth, Taunton

What the team is known for Noteworthy South West team well equipped to handle both property and affairs and welfare work. Regularly acts in the capacity of professional deputy, with particular expertise in cases which involve questions of mental capacity. Bolstered by the firm's specialisms in personal injury and clinical negligence, often acting for clients with complex ongoing care needs, and particularly those with acquired brain injuries.

Strengths A client says: "I have always found them responsive and timely, very easy to communicate with, and with a client-centred approach. They're a pleasure to work with and I feel they're a good team."

One source speaks highly of the firm's ability to manage cases at short notice, saying: "They are absolutely brilliant in a crisis."

Notable practitioners

Patricia Wass is a consultant with the firm specialising in Court of Protection matters relating to elderly clients and those where there are issues of mental capacity. Sources describe her as "utterly fantastic" and "extremely knowledgeable," further praising her "reasonable but firm" manner with clients.

Associate Holly Miéville-Hawkins handles a range of matters on behalf of vulnerable clients and their families, including cases of financial and elder abuse. She is particularly well versed in mental capacity with regard to wills and financial management. Sources describe her as "incredibly hard-working and very proactive."

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Irwin Mitchell - Court of Protection

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 40 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Sheffield, London, Bristol, Manchester

What the team is known for Stands out for its unrivalled breadth and depth of experience in Court of Protection matters. Remains a top choice for clients across the full range of issues, including health and welfare cases, property and affairs, and welfare deputyships. Regularly instructed on some of the most complex and high-profile cases in the area. Offers broad national coverage and a range of specialist services in order to support vulnerable clients on all aspects of care, financial and living arrangements.

Strengths A client says: "Irwin Mitchell has outperformed my expectations in Court of Protection matters and been very supportive. The team is market-leading and would be a hard act to follow if I had to go elsewhere."

Another adds that this is "a good, cohesive team with excellent knowledge and a positive approach to the clients and their needs."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of a woman who wished to have her husband's treatment by CANH discontinued, in accordance with his values, after he was left in a minimally conscious state following a motorcycle accident.

Represented a 73-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease in a Court of Protection case concerning an application made by her son to remove her from a care home she was previous placed in by the court.

Notable practitioners

Yogi Amin remains a pre-eminent figure in the market, known for his depth of experience and expertise in complex Court of Protection matters. He is one of the foremost experts on cases concerning deprivation of liberty and mental capacity. Market commentators report: "His reputation precedes him – he knows his stuff and is a very sound lawyer and advocate."

Julia Lomas is the national head of the firm's Court of Protection practice and is noted for her wide experience in handling financial matters. Her expertise extends to powers of attorney, wills and deputyships, among other areas. Clients say: "She is massively experienced and determined," with one adding: "One of her best qualities is that she is willing to adapt and work with families of her clients, which removes barriers and stresses that may otherwise be experienced."

Anne-Marie Irwin handles a wide range of health and welfare cases, including complex treatment and care matters. She regularly represents vulnerable adults with regard to deprivation of liberty. One source says: "She is extremely well prepared, extremely conscientious and takes real care about the way she prepares the cases."

Alex Rook is a partner with a "really wide range of expertise” according to interviewees. He regularly handles complex Court of Protection cases concerning vulnerable adults, including people with mental health issues and intellectual disabilities.

"Outstanding solicitor" Polly Sweeney is very highly regarded by commentators, who describe her as "hugely intelligent." Leader of the public law team in Bristol, she has a great deal of experience in handling Court of Protection matters concerning the health and welfare of vulnerable clients, including issues relating to capacity and deprivation of liberty.

Birmingham-based Stephen Cardinal is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and mental capacity advocates, as well as families, on a range of Court of Protection cases. He has notable experience in disputes concerning capacity, treatment and residence.

Mathieu Culverhouse takes on a significant number of Court of Protection cases as part of his broader public law practice. He is extremely well versed in mental capacity issues, including advising on deprivation of liberty cases and disputes concerning social care. One source says: "He is a really sound, really good lawyer who is good to work with."

Department profile by Irwin Mitchell

We have acted in some of the most high profile contentious cases within the last 12 months, including the landmark case of I v D, a widely reported case relating to notifying absent parents of Statutory Will proceedings. We are the leading Court of Protection (“COP”) firm in England with over 75 members; supporting more than 1,000 clients nationwide with one of the longest established Court of Protection Teams in the country.

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Miles & Partners Solicitors - Court of Protection

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Offers robust representation of vulnerable clients and families in Court of Protection proceedings, with notable focus on mental capacity issues. Handles a range of cases concerning care, residence and treatment, primarily in relation to adults with cognitive disabilities and elderly clients suffering dementia or similar conditions.

Strengths One source says: "I enjoy working with them – they are very focused on the best outcome for the client and that shines through in their approach."

Another interviewee reports: "They're a fantastic team. They're very committed to their clients and are very supportive with counsel."

Notable practitioners

Rachel Turner is well versed in a range of health and welfare matters, and is predominantly instructed by representatives of clients with a lack of capacity or mental health issues. She also has notable experience in cases concerning community care and human rights issues. "She is brilliant," one source notes, adding: "She's got a very good insight into the strength or weakness of a case, and is very passionate and committed to her clients."

Head of department Floyd Porter has a wealth of experience in Court of Protection cases involving mental health and capacity concerns. He is noted in particular for his representation of families. Interviewees report that he is "exceptionally good at managing expectations in difficult cases."

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Simpson MIllar - Court of Protection

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Thriving health and welfare practice with strong expertise in handling matters involving disputes with local authorities and health trusts. Routinely instructed to act in deprivation of liberty and medical treatment cases on behalf of individuals who lack capacity, as well as disabled and elderly people. Also handles cases concerning complex arrangements relating to care, accommodation and family contact.

Strengths One source says: "They are very people-centred – they'll come and meet clients, so that they're not just a name on a piece of paper," adding: "They're very knowledgeable and experienced."

Another source says: "I find that they are well prepared – they're just a reliable firm to have behind you and you can trust what they're presenting to you."

Notable practitioners

Angela Jackman has a broad practice covering public law, community care and Court of Protection cases. She regularly handles disputes concerning mental capacity as well as assisting vulnerable clients with accommodation and family arrangements. A source says: "She is very reliable, informative and thorough. Any question you ask her will be easily answered in a way that is useful for you."

"Rising star" Zena Soormally is an "extremely diligent and thoughtful solicitor with a very practical approach," according to interviewees. She has a notable focus on cases concerning the mental capacity and best interests of vulnerable clients, particularly with regard to residential arrangements.

Julie Cornes specialises in Court of Protection work with an emphasis on community care and mental health matters. She regularly acts for elderly clients in disputes concerning residential care and deprivation of liberty. Sources note her "encyclopaedic knowledge" and also say: "She is really passionate – she represents her clients incredibly well and tirelessly in difficult cases."

According to sources, Oliver Studdert "has a wonderful grasp of all the relevant legislation and prepares cases very thoroughly." Another adds: "He works hard and does what's best for his clients, with whom he has a good rapport." He focuses his practice on cases concerning individuals lacking capacity, and has particular expertise in the law surrounding children's rights.

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Steel & Shamash - Court of Protection

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: London

What the team is known for Respected team frequently instructed by the Official Solicitor to act in high-profile and complex health and welfare cases. Particularly experienced in cases involving mental health and childcare law issues. Regularly called upon by advocacy centres and the Official Solicitor as well as being directly instructed by the families of vulnerable individuals.

Work highlights Acted in a Supreme Court appeal which considered the interplay between the Mental Capacity Act and the Human Rights Act.

Instructed by the Official Solicitor on behalf of a vulnerable young woman in respect of her capacity to marry and have sexual relations, after she disclosed that she wished to marry a man she had very recently met on the internet. The case required sensitive handling of cultural issues in providing the client with education and counselling.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" Janice Kaufman is a senior partner at the firm, and also heads the family and mental capacity departments. Her own practice includes representing clients in Court of Protection proceedings concerning the health and welfare of vulnerable clients. She focuses particularly on cases concerning young people and children.

Andrew Bowmer is regularly called upon by the Official Solicitor as well as family members on behalf of individuals who lack capacity due to mental health issues, learning disabilities or dementia. He assists with complex care and residential disputes as well as deprivation of liberty matters. One source says: "He is very conscientious and charming, with good judgement – I would recommend him to anyone."

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Switalskis Solicitors - Court of Protection

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Commentary from the Chambers UK guide

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers
- Office locations: Huddersfield, York

What the team is known for Well known for Court of Protection work, particularly health and welfare matters. Significant expertise in Mental Health Act issues, including launching challenges in cases of deprivation of liberty. Also adept at providing advice and training to non-profit organisations. Maintains a significant presence in the North and in West Yorkshire. Frequently instructed by the Official Solicitor as well as an array of advocacy services.

Strengths An interviewee says: "I like working with them – they're a sensible firm that doesn't come back with impossible deadlines."

Other sources also praise the firm, describing it as a "heavyweight" in the market and "a really impressive outfit."

Work highlights Instructed by the Official Solicitor on behalf of a 16-year-old girl who had been subject to an urgent, court authorised deprivation of liberty after it was determined that she lacked capacity to make decisions as to her residence and care. The case involved consideration of the interface between the Children Act and the Mental Health Act, which was as yet untested in the courts.

Assisted a 67-year-old woman admitted to an EMI residential care facility in gaining greater access to the community, after it was determined that she had not left her placement for a period of five years.

Notable practitioners

Alison Kaye is an experienced Court of Protection lawyer and solicitor advocate who specialises in representing adults who lack capacity, handling complex matters relating to care and treatment plans, residential arrangements and family contact. Sources note that she has a "very nice manner with lay clients."

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Star Individuals

Irwin Mitchell

From the Chambers UK guide

Yogi Amin remains a pre-eminent figure in the market, known for his depth of experience and expertise in complex Court of Protection matters. He is one of the foremost experts on cases concerning deprivation of liberty and mental capacity. Market commentators report: "His reputation precedes him – he knows his stuff and is a very sound lawyer and advocate."

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Laura Hobey-Hamsher

Bindmans LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

The "first-class" Laura Hobey-Hamsher handles a wide array of highly sensitive and challenging cases, including those concerning complex medical treatment and allegations of abuse. Sources speak highly of her "lovely manner" with clients and also describe her as "excellent in court," with one adding: "She's got sound judgement and is very persuasive."

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Nicola Mackintosh

Mackintosh Law

From the Chambers UK guide

Nicola Mackintosh is an honorary QC and the principal lawyer at Mackintosh Law. Her impressive Court of Protection practice features significant focus on complex mental capacity cases, and she also has broader expertise in community care and public law. She receives praise from the market for her "absolute dedication and commitment to access to justice for people who lack capacity."

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Simpson Millar LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Julie Cornes specialises in Court of Protection work with an emphasis on community care and mental health matters. She regularly acts for elderly clients in disputes concerning residential care and deprivation of liberty. Sources note her "encyclopaedic knowledge" and also say: "She is really passionate – she represents her clients incredibly well and tirelessly in difficult cases."

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Charlotte Haworth Hird

Bindmans LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Charlotte Haworth Hird is adept at handling highly complex Court of Protection cases, particularly those concerning mental capacity and deprivation of liberty. She is often instructed on cases with cross-border aspects. One source says: "She is extremely hard-working and bright, and gives good technical advice. She is also sensible, pragmatic and does a good job for the clients.”

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Irwin Mitchell

From the Chambers UK guide

Anne-Marie Irwin handles a wide range of health and welfare cases, including complex treatment and care matters. She regularly represents vulnerable adults with regard to deprivation of liberty. One source says: "She is extremely well prepared, extremely conscientious and takes real care about the way she prepares the cases."

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Simpson Millar LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Angela Jackman has a broad practice covering public law, community care and Court of Protection cases. She regularly handles disputes concerning mental capacity as well as assisting vulnerable clients with accommodation and family arrangements. A source says: "She is very reliable, informative and thorough. Any question you ask her will be easily answered in a way that is useful for you."

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Steel & Shamash

From the Chambers UK guide

The "excellent" Janice Kaufman is a senior partner at the firm, and also heads the family and mental capacity departments. Her own practice includes representing clients in Court of Protection proceedings concerning the health and welfare of vulnerable clients. She focuses particularly on cases concerning young people and children.

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Irwin Mitchell

From the Chambers UK guide

Alex Rook is a partner with a "really wide range of expertise” according to interviewees. He regularly handles complex Court of Protection cases concerning vulnerable adults, including people with mental health issues and intellectual disabilities.

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Miles & Partners Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

Rachel Turner is well versed in a range of health and welfare matters, and is predominantly instructed by representatives of clients with a lack of capacity or mental health issues. She also has notable experience in cases concerning community care and human rights issues. "She is brilliant," one source notes, adding: "She's got a very good insight into the strength or weakness of a case, and is very passionate and committed to her clients."

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Slater and Gordon Lawyers

From the Chambers UK guide

Richard Copson is very experienced in social welfare matters, particularly with regard to disability rights and mental capacity law. Sources also note his "fabulous grounding in community care law" as a key aspect of his practice. He regularly handles cases concerning the safeguarding of vulnerable individuals, including deprivation of liberty matters.

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Cartwright King

From the Chambers UK guide

Kate Jackson handles a wide array of Court of Protection cases concerning challenging health and welfare aspects. She regularly represents clients with mental health difficulties, particularly with regard to care and housing arrangements.

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Switalskis Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

Alison Kaye is an experienced Court of Protection lawyer and solicitor advocate who specialises in representing adults who lack capacity, handling complex matters relating to care and treatment plans, residential arrangements and family contact. Sources note that she has a "very nice manner with lay clients."

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Miles & Partners Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

Head of department Floyd Porter has a wealth of experience in Court of Protection cases involving mental health and capacity concerns. He is noted in particular for his representation of families. Interviewees report that he is "exceptionally good at managing expectations in difficult cases."

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Bindmans LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Paul Ridge leads the Court of Protection team and has a huge amount of experience in the field. He has a notable focus on cases with overlapping issues concerning housing and community care arrangements. Sources describe him as an "incredible social welfare lawyer," with one adding: "He is a go-to for sorting out housing matters for vulnerable clients."

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Simpson MIllar

From the Chambers UK guide

According to sources, Oliver Studdert "has a wonderful grasp of all the relevant legislation and prepares cases very thoroughly." Another adds: "He works hard and does what's best for his clients, with whom he has a good rapport." He focuses his practice on cases concerning individuals lacking capacity, and has particular expertise in the law surrounding children's rights.

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Up and Coming

Irwin Mitchell

From the Chambers UK guide

"Outstanding solicitor" Polly Sweeney is very highly regarded by commentators, who describe her as "hugely intelligent." Leader of the public law team in Bristol, she has a great deal of experience in handling Court of Protection matters concerning the health and welfare of vulnerable clients, including issues relating to capacity and deprivation of liberty.

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Steel & Shamash

From the Chambers UK guide

Andrew Bowmer is regularly called upon by the Official Solicitor as well as family members on behalf of individuals who lack capacity due to mental health issues, learning disabilities or dementia. He assists with complex care and residential disputes as well as deprivation of liberty matters. One source says: "He is very conscientious and charming, with good judgement – I would recommend him to anyone."

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Star Associate

Mathieu Culverhouse

Irwin Mitchell

From the Chambers UK guide

Mathieu Culverhouse takes on a significant number of Court of Protection cases as part of his broader public law practice. He is extremely well versed in mental capacity issues, including advising on deprivation of liberty cases and disputes concerning social care. One source says: "He is a really sound, really good lawyer who is good to work with."

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Associates to watch

Irwin Mitchell

From the Chambers UK guide

Birmingham-based Stephen Cardinal is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and mental capacity advocates, as well as families, on a range of Court of Protection cases. He has notable experience in disputes concerning capacity, treatment and residence.

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Associates to watch

Cartwright King

From the Chambers UK guide

Yvonne Chapman has a robust practice, advising protected parties and family members on a range of issues. A professional deputy, she often takes on health and welfare cases involving elderly clients, but also handles matters that involve complex family financial issues.

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Associates to watch

Clarke Willmott LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Associate Jess Flanagan has considerable expertise in community care and Court of Protection matters, especially concerning clients with complicated mental health issues. "Nothing gets past her," one source says, while another reports: "She is always so well prepared, it makes the job of counsel much easier." Another remarks on her "strategic and visionary perspective" when approaching test cases.

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Simpson Millar LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

"Rising star" Zena Soormally is an "extremely diligent and thoughtful solicitor with a very practical approach," according to interviewees. She has a notable focus on cases concerning the mental capacity and best interests of vulnerable clients, particularly with regard to residential arrangements.

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