Court of Protection & Adult Care

 

Our Court of Protection Team boasts experienced Court of Protection practitioners, including Legal 500 ranked barristers, regularly instructed to conduct a breadth of work on behalf of local authorities, P, statutory agencies, and interested parties, in both welfare and financial matters, including deprivation of liberty (DoL) applications, and reviews under s.21A Mental Capacity Act 2005.

 

  • Our work includes advocacy, advice & mediation, as instructed by solicitors or via direct/public access.
  • Notable cases in which members of chambers have been involved include (Re X and Others (Deprivation of Liberty) [2014] EWCOP 25 – (see above); Re X and Others (Deprivation of Liberty) (No 2) [2014] EWCOP 37 – (see above), and Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council v GS and another [2014] EWCOP 46

 

Approach

Our focus is excellence in oral and written advocacy, and to provide representation from the start to finish of a case. Our team offers strength in numbers with both experienced practitioners and highly motivated and skilled junior members with backgrounds in family, personal injury, financial remedies in family proceedings, and trusts, wills and probate, to name a few complementary practice areas. Members accept instructions at any stage of proceedings, whether in an advisory capacity or to appear at court.

 

Size of Team

  • 32 Members
  • Instructions are accepted in both Welfare and Finance
  • 2 Court of Protection clerks

 

Lecturing & Training

Members of our team can provide training to solicitors, barristers, local authorities and social workers. Details of recent seminars and training events can be found on our Chambers News page.

 

Public Access

Please contact us if you would like to instruct a barrister directly, without a solicitor as an intermediary. Find out about Public Access.

 

Contact our Court of Protection Clerks

Paul Foster (Senior Court of Protection Clerk) on 0113 213 5209

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

The team