Sue Bowler appointed to Court of Protection’s Panel of Deputies

Posted on: June 11th, 2015

Coffin Mew is delighted to announce that Partner Sue Bowler has been appointed to the Court of Protection’s Panel of Deputies. The appointment is one of approximately 60 panel deputies covering the whole of England & Wales and follows a rigorous application and interview process, as a result of which only just over 10% of applicants were successful.

The role of a panel deputy is to act on behalf of adults (and children in a few cases) who lack mental capacity to manage their own financial affairs. The prestigious appointment recognises Sue’s specialist knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and her wealth of experience in this complex area of law.

Sue Bowler, Partner and Head of Services for Vulnerable and Disabled people, advises on Court of Protection matters as well as being a leading legal adviser in brain injury, clinical negligence and personal injury cases. Sue is also a member of the Law Society’s specialist Personal Injury Panel; and the Chair of Trustees of Headway Portsmouth and South East Hampshire.

Sue said:

I am delighted with this appointment, which means that the Court of Protection itself can now refer clients to me. Since setting up the Court of Protection team at Coffin Mew I have been confident that we offer a level of service and expertise to our clients that is on par or exceeds that offered by our competitors.


Miles Brown Managing Partner at Coffin Mew said:

Supporting people with a lack of capacity is an issue which requires sensitivity as well as professionalism, and the appointment of Sue to the panel is a very positive step towards helping people who, either through old age or through brain injury and illness, require specialist advice and help.



A Deputy is a person who is appointed by the Court of Protection to manage the property and affairs of another person who lacks the mental capacity to do so themselves. All people applying to be appointed to the Court of Protection’s Panel of Deputies must undergo a rigorous selection process.