Scott Storey recently succeeded in opposing the registration of a lasting power of attorney in the...
Health & Welfare
We have an exceptional depth of experience in matters relating to capacity, welfare cases, decisions to treat, forced marriage cases and the best interests of protected persons and deprivation of liberty (including DOLS) cases.
Our team 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 and the capacity to marry.
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.
Property & Affairs
People under a disability often have complex legal problems, stretching beyond property and affairs in the Court of Protection and issues about lasting and enduring powers of attorney, deputyship and statutory wills.
Often there are questionable lifetime gifts, wills prepared under pressure or when mental capacity is doubtful, disputes over the public funding of care, arguments over ownership of the home.
We offer a seamless service offering solutions to all of these problems and more, with experience not only of the Court of Protection but of the Chancery Division of the High Court, Tribunals and NHS appeal panels.
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Opposing a lasting power of attorney in the Court of Protection - Oct 2018
‘Deputyship: A Scrutiny of Deputies’ by Abha Pandya - Aug 2018
Delighted Abha Pandya joins 1COR as a new tenant - Jul 2018
Martin Downs on Newsnight on the subject of radicalisation - Oct 2015
Martin Downs in Court of Appeal win on Positive Duties of Local Authorities under Article 8 - Jul 2014
Seminar: The Court of Protection, A gilded cage is still a cage - Apr 2014
Martin Downs in Court of Protection case setting out a new approach to deprivation of liberty cases - Jan 2014
1COR Hosts 2017 Court of Protection Conference - Sep 2017
Martin Downs in Court of Protection Forced Marriage case - Jan 2014