Naomi is deputy head of the Court of Protection and Adult Care team. She regularly appears in cases involving welfare decisions and deprivations of liberty, including reviews under s21A Mental Capacity Act. She is also experienced in financial Court of Protection matters including removal of attorneys and deputies, and is confident in advising on issues relating to trusts. She also has an established advisory practice on issues relating to the Court of Protection and Adult Care including but not limited to Care Act issues, ordinary residence and the interplay between the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act.
She has experience representing the full range of parties in proceedings including local authorities, ICBs, NHS trusts and the Official Solicitor. She is able to deal with the complex and diverse issues which arise in the Court of Protection thoughtfully and achieve a successful outcome for the client.
Naomi has a detailed knowledge of the law and procedure involved in the Court of Protection and she has the ability to communicate to all clients in a clear and simple manner. Her approach is practical and sensitive to the issues which arise. She has fantastic attention to detail and ensures that a collaborative approach to the issues is maintained.
Her practice is complimented by a secondment for the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group where she regularly advised on Court of Protection matters.
Her experience in the family division means that she has a wealth of experience in inherent jurisdiction cases including whether the transference of proceedings to the Court of Protection.
Naomi is happy to advise at any stage of proceedings. Any paperwork can be turned around quickly and efficiently, and is detailed and persuasive.
Naomi was recently a co-author for an article in the Family Law Journal (published 1 June 2023) entitled ‘A paternalistic approach to capacity: who ‘controls’ when someone may take their own life?’