Court of Protection – Property & Finances

Specialist Areas

Legal 500 - Spire Barristers ‘goes above and beyond’.

Members of the Public Law team at Spire Barristers are specialist practitioners in mental capacity law and are experienced in advising on cases falling under the property and affairs pathway of the Court of Protection. The team is regularly instructed by local authorities, health authorities and care trusts, family members and by the Official Solicitor on behalf of P. Our barristers have wide experience of working with local authorities and solicitors’ firms so have an excellent understanding of the needs of both professional and lay clients. The team has broad range of experience advising on cases involving contested deputyship applications, complex capacity issues, allegations of financial abuse and challenges to existing attorneys and deputies.

Recent cases have included an application by a local authority to be reinstated as Deputy for P where the previous order was discharged, the removal of family members as deputy and a contested application to change professional deputy. The team also regularly accepts instructions in health and welfare cases which have a financial element and are able to provide in-depth advice and guidance on financial issues arising within proceedings under the welfare pathway.

Such is the nature of this area of practice, at times urgent out of hours assistance and representation is required.  Should this be the case then please contact our Senior Clerk by mobile 07976 397802 who will offer every assistance in putting you in touch directly with a suitably experienced and available member of the Public Law Team.

Most members of the team are direct access trained.

We can also provide bespoke in house training in this area of work, please contact Events@spirebarristers.co.uk for details.

Court Of Protection Newsletter

The Court of Protection team provide a monthly news and case update service, edited by Laura Twist and Ella Anderson. The newsletter covers Welfare and Financial issues for those working in Court of Protection matters. With a growing number of recipients, the COP Newsletter has proved a popular service with professionals in the field.

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Case Law Directory

Spire Barristers have compiled a case law directory spreadsheet of notable Court of Protection cases since 2009. The database also includes some key decisions from the Family and Administrative Courts that are of relevance to practice in the Court of Protection. Each case has a short list of associated key words and a link to the judgment to enable easy searching when looking for relevant case law. We hope this will be a useful resource for other Court of Protection practitioners.

Download the Case Law Directory

Please do not hesitate to contact one of our Public Law clerks

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Recent cases have included an application by a local authority to be reinstated as Deputy for P, where the previous order was discharged