Our lawyers are experts in dealing with issues in relation to mental capacity and the Court of Protection.
Our lawyers regularly deal with applications in relation to Deputies and Powers of Attorney and are top ranked by independent client guide, Chambers and Partners and our Private Client Court of Protection team leader, Richard Pollock, is specifically recommended for his skills.
Our Mental Health, Mental Capacity and Health & Social Care team deals with health and welfare applications and issues concerning capacity and deprivations of liberty. Team leader, Poppy Phipps is accredited by the Law Society to represent patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and also specialises in dealing with all aspects of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Court of Protection.
We invest heavily in our lawyers’ professional development so we can provide the highest level of support to every individual who seeks our advice. We have obtained a number of accreditations and professional memberships in recognition of our skills, including:
- The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) – this qualification is essential for industry leaders in the area of family inheritance and succession planning. As members of STEP, our lawyers are recognised for their ability to support vulnerable clients among other skills
- Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) – our SFE members are fully qualified to help with every issue that is likely to affect you and your loved ones as you grow older, including providing assistance to and in respect of vulnerable individuals
- Dementia Friends and Dementia Champions – most of our Court of Protection team are qualified to provide advice and support to individuals affected by dementia and their loved ones. As well as tailored legal advice, we can also help you access other support services
- The Private Client Section of the Law Society – this is another essential qualification for experts in the area of mental capacity and other private client work, such as Wills and Probate
For a full list of our qualifications and professional memberships, please visit our Accreditations page.