We have an exceptional depth of experience in matters relating to capacity, decisions to treat and the best interests of protected persons. We regularly appear on behalf of hospital trusts, local authorities and persons lacking capacity (often instructed by the Official Solicitor) in health and welfare matters in the Court of Protection and have appeared in several of the leading cases concerning right to life.
We also have experience in property and affairs matters within the Court of Protection, including issues relating to powers of attorney, deputyship and statutory wills.
A particular area of expertise is in relation to costs in the Court of Protection, in which we have appeared in the some of the key cases setting out the principles in this field. The broad experience within chambers in relation to the management of personal injury and clinical negligence claims provides an invaluable perspective on this aspect of the Court of Protection’s work.
In support of this practice area, we have a 24-hour emergency service to address such urgent matters as consent for treatment and injunctions concerning access to hospitals e.g. to protect hospital or healthcare staff.
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