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I am a Trainee Solicitor in the Court of Protection Team.
My role involves making applications to the Court of Protection to allow family members or a professional deputy to assist with making decisions on behalf of individuals, who lack the requisite capacity to make these decisions for themselves. An individual may lack capacity for a number of reasons and I have experience in applications where the individual lacks capacity due to a brain injury resulting from clinical negligence; learning difficulties or old age. The applications can be one off decisions or an application to appoint a deputy to manage the financial affairs and/or health and welfare of the individual.
I provide support to the professional deputy by managing the day to day affairs of our clients.
I also assist with advising clients on challenging decisions that have been made by social services and the NHS, to ensure that the vulnerable adult or child are getting the support that they need.
I studied Law LLB at the University of Sussex and I first became involved with private client work in 2013 whilst working at a firm in Whiteley. I then joined Coffin Mew as a Legal Assistant in our New Homes team and during this time, I completed my Legal Practice Course in Guildford. I then moved to the Court of Protection team in 2015, where I worked as a Paralegal for two and a half years.
I commenced my Training Contract with Coffin Mew in September 2017. My first seat was in Residential Property in Newbury and my second seat was in Clinical, Catastrophic and Personal Injury in Portsmouth. I am pleased to have returned to the Court of Protection team for my third seat.
Private Client, 2018
Coffin Mew LLP’s team stands out for its ‘strong private client department and strong capability across a range of disciplines’. The team advises on wills, the preparation and management of trusts, probate, inheritance tax planning and Court of Protection work, and acts for a range of high-net-worth business owners and families and frequently advises on complex estates that include overseas property.
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