Solicitor – Vulnerable People and Court of Protection
What's your role?
I deal with the management of affairs of individuals who lack capacity, whether that be as a result of accident or illness. I work with a wide age range of clients from children who have cerebral palsy to elderly clients who have been diagnosed with a form of dementia.
I am particularly experienced in contentious Court of Protection applications usually steaming from new panel referrals. At the start of the matter I consider whether there are funds which have been misappropriated and whether we can expect to recover these funds. I consider whether statutory wills or gifting applications are appropriate.
A highlight of my role is being involved in the projects to rebuild/adapt properties purchased for clients who have received compensation monies as a result of personal injury or clinical negligence. I also have a wealth of experience in liaising with case managers and therapist.
I have knowledge and expertise in the following areas;
- Contentious and Non-Contentious applications for appointment of deputies in Property and Affairs & Health and Welfare matters,
- Contentious property and affairs applications,
- Specific issue applications,
- Trustee Act Applications,
- Statutory Will Applications – Acting for both the Applicant and the Respondent,
- Gifting Applications,
- Management of property and affairs for individuals under Professional Deputyships and LPAs,
- Challenging Local Authority Funding Decisions,
- Continuing Healthcare Claims,
- Best Interest decision making – Property and Affairs & Health and Welfare,
- LPA and EPA Registrations,
- Personal Injury Trusts.
Which five words best describe you?
Three things we didn't know about you?
- I have a silver tabby British Shorthaired cat called Eddie
- I love to ski
- My dream is to build a house (Grand Designs style)
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.