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.

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