Solicitor – Vulnerable People and Court of Protection
What's your role?
As a Solicitor in Coffin Mew’s Court of Protection team, I complete a variety of applications to the Court of Protection including complex Deputyship, Trustee Act and Statutory Will matters. I am also instructed by clients to register Enduring Powers of Attorney for their elderly relatives. On a day to day basis I deal with the management of affairs of individuals who are no longer able to manage their affairs themselves, whether that is as a result of accident or illness.
I work with a wide age range of clients from young people who have cerebral palsy to elderly clients who have been diagnosed with a form of dementia.
A highlight of my role is being involved in projects to rebuild/adapt properties which we have purchased for clients who have received compensation as a result of personal injury or clinical negligence.
My role is extremely varied and not one day is the same. I can go from liaising with architects and builders in relation to building projects to assisting a client with their wedding arrangements.
I qualified as a Solicitor in 2016 after completing my Training Contract with Coffin Mew. During my training, I was given the opportunity to undertake a bespoke Training Contract in the Court of Protection Team and the Clinical and Catastrophic Injury Team. This has enabled me to gain vast experience and understanding of the litigation process which if successful can result in large financial settlements which helps people to rebuild their lives.
Prior to commencing my Training Contract I gained experience in Coffin Mew’s Employment team as a Paralegal.
I completed my law degree achieving a First Class Honours and studied my Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Law where I achieved a Distinction.
- Deputyship Applications
- Trustee Act Applications
- Managing the affairs of people lacking capacity
- Personal Injury Trusts
- Statutory Wills
- Registering Enduring Powers of Attorney
Which five words best describe you?
Three things we didn't know about you?
- I love to ski
- My dream is to build a house (Grand Designs style)
- I get involved with a lot of charity work
Hannah was fully understanding of our situation. She explained all matters clearly. Hannah was prepared to visit us in our own home because we care for our elderly mother.