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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.
For information on our team based in London, please click here
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Natasha Isaac considers COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Counsel Magazine - Jan 2021
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Court of Appeal confirms no appeal from refusal to allow an oral hearing following TWM - Nov 2020
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Reflections on Reflective Loss: Sevilleja v Marex Financial Limited  UKSC 31 - Oct 2020
Welcoming new tenants Anogika Souresh and Hope Spalding - Oct 2020
1COR barristers highly recommended in latest Legal 500 Bar Guide 2021 - Sep 2020
Stuart Wright looks at Online Mediations : Do they really work? - Sep 2020
Catch up on our latest Civil Law Seminar on housing possession claims and civil procedure amendments - Aug 2020
Sutton Trust Pathways to Law Annual Virtual Conference with 1COR barristers - Jul 2020
Setting Aside Judgment for Fraud and The Disclosure Pilot with Paul Ashwell & Kate Richmond - Jul 2020
Scott Storey successful in ordinary residence determination by the Secretary of State - Jun 2020
Hope Spalding shares her experience as a Second Six Pupil in The Times - May 2020
Tips and Tricks we’ve learnt from Remote Recorded Hearings - May 2020
Scott Storey appears in second COVID-19 judgment before the Vice President of the Court of Protection - Apr 2020
(Remote) Life at the Bar with the Sutton Trust - Apr 2020
Simon Sinnatt successful in Hospital Covid-19 need case - Apr 2020
COVID-19 Outbreak – Information for Clients - Mar 2020
Abha Pandya and Scott Storey gave a whirlwind tour of LPAs and probate disputes at Downs Law - Feb 2020
Open for Business! 1COR’s Richard Ager supports the University of Brighton’s Legal Clinic launch - Dec 2019
1COR bring their expertise in Court of Protection and Financial Remedies for training seminars - Nov 2019
Welcome to our new pupils Anogika Souresh and Hope Spalding - Oct 2019
Scott Storey provides a case law update to POhWER - Jul 2019
Re L (a child)  EWHC 867 (Fam) – a précis - May 2019
Abha Pandya and Scott Storey speak at recent Court of Protection seminar - Mar 2019
1COR & Orbis Law present ‘Mental Capacity Act 2005 Training for Local Government Lawyers’ - Nov 2018
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 in new Radicalisation Judgment about protecting older children and vulnerable adults - Apr 2017
Unusual Case Of A Possession Order Over A Hospital Bed - Dec 2016
Martin Downs in Second Court of Appeal challenge on Adoption - Dec 2015
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