Court of Protection

Scott welcomes instructions across the full range of Court of Protection proceedings.

Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty 

Scott acts in cases in which both mental capacity and best interests are in dispute. He has experience of interim and final hearings involving issues such as residence, care, medical treatment and contact. Scott also accepts instructions relating to the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court in respect of vulnerable adults.

Property and Affairs

Scott has a broad property and affairs practice with particular experience in contested applications for the appointment and removal of deputies and cases concerning the operation and revocation of LPAs and EPAs.

Selected Cases

  • BP v Surrey County Council & Anor (No 1) [2020] EWCOP 17: Appeared before the Vice President of the Court of Protection on behalf of a local authority in an urgent application relating to COVID-19.
  • BP v Surrey County Council & Anor (No 2) [2020] EWCOP 22: Second judgment before the Vice President relating to issues surrounding COVID-19.
  • Re A: Successfully represented a local authority in a section 21A application concerning an objection to a residential placement, involving multiple hearings in which both capacity and best interests were contested.
  • Re D: Instructed by the Official Solicitor in an urgent application following a care home having given notice to terminate a placement.
  • Re H: Represented a family member in a case involving serious safeguarding allegations and disputed issues surrounding residence, care and contact, which ultimately settled after a number of hearings.
  • Re E: Acted for a local authority in a capacity hearing involving an acquired brain injury with independent expert evidence relating to various domains of capacity.
  • Re C: Successfully represented a family member in a two-day final hearing challenging two LPAs for health and welfare and property and financial affairs.
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