Court of Protection

Members of the Coram Court of Protection team receive instructions on behalf of local authorities and health care trusts, the Official Solicitor and other litigation friends acting for protected persons and family and friends and have represented clients in leading cases in the Court of Protection and in the High Court and appellate Courts.

In addition to Court of Protection work, our team also acts and advises children and young people in care proceedings or leaving care where they are affected by both the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Children Act 1989, “best interest” disputes about residential arrangements, contact and moving overseas for protected persons and in deprivation of liberty cases, including applications under s21A MCA 2005 and damages claims.
Members also regularly undertake instructions in finance cases in the Court of Protection, including appointment and discharge of welfare and property and affairs deputies.

All cases in the Court of Protection are highly sensitive family matters. Our cases often involve vulnerable adults, including elderly persons suffering from dementia or other degenerative diseases, and young people with lifelong learning disabilities or acquired brain injury. We have a wealth of experience in engaging with vulnerable clients and protecting their interests.

We also have significant experience of urgent and non-urgent medical treatment and withheld consent cases; we are available to give advice and appear in court at very short notice.