Court of Protection
Our barristers are regularly instructed in high-profile and complex cases before the Court of Protection.
With significant experience in the related areas of health and social care and social housing, the team is able to advise clients comprehensively at short notice or on an emergency basis, across the full spectrum of Court of Protection issues including capacity, best interests decisions, deprivation of liberty, forced marriages, proceedings under the Mental Capacity Act and Children Act, and matters relating to the Care Act.
The team acts on behalf of medical and social care providers, local authorities and public organisations, trustees, families, and individuals. They are adept at guiding clients through all stages of court proceedings, from direction hearings and round table meetings through to final contested hearings with cross-examination of witnesses.
The team also deliver regular seminars and training sessions to practitioners on new developments within this area of law.
Cornerstone Barristers houses strong capabilities in health and welfare matters, drawing on the set's recognised expertise in community care and social housing law.Chambers UK Bar (2022)
- Lee Parkhill is nominated to sit as a Judge in the Court of Protection21 Aug 2023
- Cornerstone Barristers welcomes new member, India Flanagan05 Jun 2023
- Dr Sam Fowles joins the Chair of the Bar’s advisory group on the Human Rights Act02 Dec 2021
- Six months to go, seven key changes: Moving from the DoLS regime to Liberty Protection Safeguards in April 202207 Oct 2021
- Cornerstone Barristers’ Kuljit Bhogal is sworn in as a Recorder of the Crown Court14 Jun 2021
- Section 117 After-care and Ordinary Residence23 Mar 2021
- Court of Protection – s. 48 – interim orders01 Oct 2020
- Love in the time of COVID-1919 May 2020
- Further Cheshire West fall out: Supreme Court to decide about Mental Health Act patients26 Jul 2018
- RC V CC V X Local Authority  EWHC 131 (COP)01 Jan 2018