Daniel Doswell

Family Executive

Specialist Areas

  • Court of Protection
  • Mental Capacity


Daniel has experience assisting with a variety of issues concerning Section 21a and health and welfare applications in the Court of Protection.

He takes considerable steps to ensure that the views, wishes and feelings of vulnerable people are considered when decisions are made on their behalf, any steps taken are in their best interests and their rights are upheld.

He has prior experience assisting with deputyship applications, community care and health and welfare proceedings in the Court of Protection.

Recent case: Complex Section 21A matter … Read more

Assisting with an ongoing complex Section 21A matter involving a Clinical Commissioning Group which was seeking to discharge a vulnerable person from hospital to an out of area residential placement which would have prevented their family from being able to visit regularly. Further investigations identified a local placement which was able to meet the client's needs and facilitate regular contact with family.

Recent case: Representing vulnerable young person … Read more

Assisting with a complex Section 21A case in the Court of Protection where the client is a relatively young person with a rare and degenerative form of dementia and challenging behaviours. The client wanted to return home from a care home to live with family. Despite initially considering that a restrictive residential placement was required, the local authority agreed with our suggestion that a return home with an extensive package of care was possible, appropriate and in the client’s best interests.

Qualifications and Accreditations

  • LLB Bachelors Degree in Law, First Class Honours