Our members appear regularly in the Court of Protection dealing with disputes over the welfare and property of adults lacking capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, and in the High Court dealing with ‘inherent jurisdiction’ cases.
We receive instructions from local authorities; primary and hospital care trusts, family members and the Official Solicitor. A number of the group sit as Judges for the Mental Health Tribunal:
The areas of law covered by our experienced practitioners include the following:
- Disputes over residence and contact
- Medical treatment decisions
- Deprivation of liberty
- Forced marriages
- Contested deputyship and lasting/ enduring power of attorney applications
- Charging for services
- Applications for statutory wills
- Cases involving allegations of financial abuse
- Applications in the management of cases involving large personal injury awards, often for persons with an acquired brain injury.
From sensitive medical issues to the interpretation of Court of Protection rules, we can help you with all aspects of Court of Protection and mental health law with the group regularly accepting instructions on behalf of:
- Local Authorities
- The Official Solicitor
- Vulnerable Adults
- NHS Trusts
- Mental Health Review Tribunals
Please contact our clerks for further details.