Court of Protection and Mental Health


Our Team deal with all aspects of Court of Protection work and matters of Capacity.

We regularly represent Local Authorities, Trusts, Family Members and the Official Solicitor. We also undertake advisory work.

Our members have been involved, in particular, in declaratory work in the Family Division in cases dealing with capacity and best interests. Members have recently been involved in cases concerning:

  1.  proceedings of overlapping jurisdiction of the Court of Protection and Children Act 1989
  2.  disputes around contact arrangements between family members and the person lacking capacity
  3.  disputes around residence within the family versus residential care
  4.  emergency applications requiring advanced authorisation of the court.


Our Mental Health Law team represent people diagnosed with mental health problems.

In particular members have a special interest in First-Tier Tribunal work.

The over-lap between Mental Health work and Family work enables members to provide specialist representation to a wide range of clients in cases where mental health and capacity are issues.


If you would like any further information about our Court of Protection and Mental Health Law Team or to decide who can best help you with a particular case please contact Frank Hughes or Luke Martin on 01642 804040.