Our team specialising in the Court of Protection and adult care is highly empathetic and attuned to the sensitivities required when advising or representing vulnerable individuals.
An outstanding team of 27 experienced and approachable barristers practicing in the Court of Protection have a first-rate reputation among solicitors and local authorities. They practise in the Mental Health Tribunal and in the Special Educational Needs & Disability Tribunal, and some of them sit as Recorders.
Park Square Barristers will advise and assist in all areas, including: the best interests of children and vulnerable adults; consent to treatment; deprivation of liberty; deputyship; finances; property; capacity; accommodation; contact; residence; statutory wills; and consent to marriage and sexual relationships. Our team is experienced in handling cases involving complex medical evidence, and can undertake detailed analysis of expert evidence from a wide range of medical and scientific disciplines. We offer particular expertise in cases involving local authorities and the Official Solicitor.
Mental health and special educational needs (SEN)
Our specialist barristers’ experience includes cases requiring psychiatric and psychological assessment and analysis; undertaking complex litigation in applications which go against the local authority’s recommendations; and representing family members of adults who are the subject of applications under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. We accept instructions for clients who wish to make applications in the Mental Health Tribunal or in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal, or who wish to oppose decisions made by local authorities which affect their mental-health needs and/or education.
Not only does our team have an accommodating approach to meeting clients, Our facilities can host large round-table meetings and we offer connected conference rooms for use in mediation or arbitration hearings.
A number of our barristers are authorised to represent clients directly (without a solicitor intermediary) through the Public Access scheme.