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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 comprehensively advise clients 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.


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