“She has expertise in private and public children law and Court of Protection matters.” – The Legal 500 (2016)
Natalia Perrett’s keen interest in this exciting and expanding area of law began with her dissertation in mental-health law (which earned her a first-class mark).
Natalia has recently led a junior member of chambers in a complex matter which involved an examination of the rights and legislative provisions surrounding the safeguarding of vulnerable adults living in children’s homes and residential special schools. This led to the preparation of complex legal submissions within the Re X and Others (Deprivation of Liberty)  EWCOP 25 litigation, in which the President of the Court of Protection, Sir James Munby, provided guidance on the practical and procedural implications for the Court of Protection following the Supreme Court’s decision in Surrey County Council v P  2 WLR 642.
“Outstanding, with an ability to be insightful and persuasive in the courtroom… Extremely able at working with vulnerable clients.” The Legal 500 (2011 & 2014)
Natalia has acted for clients in mental health review tribunals, including a particularly complex matter concerning the detention of a 36-week pregnant client with an unspecified eating disorder.
Natalia has also appeared for the local authority in Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council v GS and Another  EWCOP 46, where Holman J determined that relevant legislative provisions (regulation 17A of the Children’s Homes Regulations and para 3.19 National Minimum Standards for Children’s Homes) did not, in the case of GS, prevent the court from authorising a deprivation of liberty where such deprivation of liberty pursued a legitimate aim and was necessary, proportionate and in GS’ best interests.
She also successfully contested the appointment of a health & welfare deputy, and advised and acted in contested issues concerning the residence of ‘P’ and restriction of contact.
- Re X and Others (Deprivation of Liberty)  EWCOP 25 – (see above)
- Re X and Others (Deprivation of Liberty) (No 2)  EWCOP 37 – (see above)
- Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council v GS and another  EWCOP 46 – (see above).
Natalia lectures on a wide variety of topics relating to the Court of Protection. If there is a particular area in which she can assist, her clerks will be happy to arrange a lecture.