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Court of protection lawyers

We are here for you in the difficult situation where someone has lost capacity to take important decisions for themselves. We routinely bring and defend applications in the UK Court of Protection. We are also well placed to advise on overseas interests.

We regularly advise on a wide range of issues involving the Court of Protection, which rules on the property and financial affairs, and the health and welfare, of people who lack mental capacity to arrange these matters themselves.

If you have concerns that an elderly or otherwise vulnerable person is no longer able to take legal decisions for themselves, our firm can offer guidance on issues involving capacity or Court of Protection law. Dealing with issues that arise when someone has lost capacity to look after their own affairs can be incredibly difficult and requires not only a thorough grasp of the law but also extreme sensitivity to the situation.  Our team regularly bring and defend applications in the Court of Protection and has unrivalled experience in both domestic and international matters.
 

We try to avoid costly litigation but if it is in our clients’ best interests we have considerable experience in contested Court of Protection hearings, both bringing and opposing applications.

Our Ccourt of Pprotection and deputyship solicitors are also able to act as a deputy where an independent professional is required.  As a global law firm, we are especially well placed to assist conservators of estates with interests abroad.  

Working in close conjunction with colleagues in our wealth planning, probate and trust management teams, our Court of Protection and deputyship lawyers can also advise on lifetime gifts and deeds of variation of estates that require an application to the court.  We have a diverse client base of older people and their families and carers, as well as trustees, executors and other fiduciaries.

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Stephen Richards

Stephen Richards

Partner | London

Stephen Richards

Partner | London

Trust, estate and inheritance disputes

Paul Hewitt

Paul Hewitt

Partner | London

Paul Hewitt

Partner | London

Trust, estate and inheritance disputes

Julia Abrey

Julia Abrey

Consultant | London

Julia Abrey

Consultant | London

Private client and tax

Sarah Aughwane

Sarah Aughwane

Senior associate | London

Sarah Aughwane

Senior associate | London

Trust, estate and inheritance disputes

Deborah Nicholls-Carr

Deborah Nicholls-Carr

Senior Associate | London

Deborah Nicholls-Carr

Senior Associate | London

Trust, estate and inheritance disputes

Alice Tomlin

Alice Tomlin

Senior associate | London

Alice Tomlin

Senior associate | London

Trust, estate and inheritance disputes

Chris Williams

Chris Williams

Knowledge Lawyer | London

Chris Williams

Knowledge Lawyer | London

Trust and succession disputes

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