Guildhall Chambers has a long-standing reputation for expertise in Court of Protection matters.
Members of our Court of Protection team have extensive experience advising and representing various parties in Court of Protection cases concerning personal welfare, property and affairs, serious medical treatment, deprivation of liberty and human rights claims.
We also have experience of advising and appearing in mental health cases, such as nearest relative displacement applications in the County Court, judicial review, habeas corpus applications by detained patients in the Administrative Court, and in hearings before the First Tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber).
Our Court of Protection barristers are frequently instructed on behalf of the Official Solicitor, local authorities, health bodies, the Office of the Public Guardian and family members.
Our work in this complicated and specialist field is often closely linked to Guildhall Chambers’ highly-respected Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Inheritance, Wills, Probate & Estate practices.
Members of our Court of Protection team are frequently instructed to train social workers and medical professionals in this field, most particularly on mental capacity and elder law as well as topics such as best practice in Will-drafting (when dealing with would-be testators of questionable capacity) and best practice in statutory Will applications (when a would-be testator certainly lacks capacity).
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