Court of Protection and Mental Capacity
Our barristers advise on both welfare and property matters for people who lose capacity to make decisions for themselves, in relation to lasting powers of attorney, deputyship, the management of damages awards, and matters in the Court of Protection.
This is a complex and sensitive field and we recognise the importance of combining legal expertise with a practical and friendly approach.
See also our Mental Health page.
Care and attention / Destitution
Community care legislation is sometimes the last refuge for people who find themselves rejected by other limbs of the welfare state, particularly homeless people (see our Housing page) and refugees (see our Immigration page).
Our barristers are experienced in the ways in which this area of law comes into play, often together with human rights and discrimination principles, both in the civil and administrative courts.
Our team has experience of acting both for service users and local authorities in matters involving the assessment of social care needs, the duties that arise, the relationship of those to other duties under health, housing and public law, and disputes about how they are to be met.
We have expertise in the public law duties towards children, as well as in-depth experience of dealing with the rights of children as regards compensation, property, housing and social services.