Court of Protection

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.

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Court of Protection Experience

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).

Court of Protection Barristers

Robert Sowersby

Call 2000

Martin Lanchester

Call 2001

Michael Selway

Call 2007

Holly Doyle

Call 2008

Sophie Holme

Call 2009

Oliver Mitchell

Call 2009

Kriti Upadhyay

Call 2011

John Churchill

Call 2016

Sophie Walmsley

Call 2017

Louise Hayes

Call 2022

Ollie Murrell

Call 2022

William Tyzack

William Tyzack

Call 2007

Court of Protection Clerks

Stephen Arnold

Senior Practice Manager - Civil

Caroline Evans

Senior Practice Manager - Civil

Joe Stayte

Practice Manager - Commercial, Insolvency, Property & Estates, Court of Protection (Property & Affairs)

Olive Kavanagh

Practice Manager - Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Court of Protection (Health & Welfare)

Finlay Duignan

Assistant Practice Manager - Commercial, Insolvency, Property & Estates, Court of Protection (Property & Affairs)

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