Court of Protection

Members of Chambers’ thriving Court of Protection Team are instructed by local authorities, family members and the Official Solicitor, and appear frequently before the judges of the Family Division at the Royal Courts of Justice which hear such cases.  We also travel to court centres across England and Wales. 


We recognise that all welfare disputes in the Court of Protection are highly sensitive family matters, and we bring to bear our long experience and expertise in difficult family cases in the care and private law jurisdictions.  Our cases often involve vulnerable adults and young people with lifelong learning disabilities or acquired brain injury, and older people with dementia.


Members regularly deal with cases concerning:

  • Urgent applications (including out-of-hours) regarding medical treatment
  • Best interests decisions involving young adults leaving the care system who lack capacity
  • Cases concerning deprivation of liberty
  • Family members with dementia where an inter-family dispute has arisen, or residence is challenged


Another growing area of expertise is non-consensual marriage, which harmonises our experience of matrimonial litigation with the exercise of the court’s inherent jurisdiction alongside the Mental Capacity Act 2005.  We can also assist with cases concerning finance deputies and powers of attorney.


Members of the Team advise and lecture on all Court of Protection issues, in particular the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, and where the media seek to publicise cases.


Contact our clerks

020 7797 7900

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