Court of Protection

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“Chambers has a national reputation due to the fact that it is involved in some of the most significant landmark cases.” Chambers and Partners 2016

 

“St John’s Buildings’ Court of Protection team specialises in deprivation of liberty matters, health and welfare cases, medical treatment (including treatment termination) and alleged human rights infringements of vulnerable adults.” Legal 500 2017

The team

The Court of Protection team consists of highly specialised practitioners who routinely act for all parties in this field of litigation. There are a number of leading practitioners in the field of:

  • Administrative law
  • Community care law
  • Family law
  • Civil liberties
  • Human rights litigation

It is this depth of knowledge and expertise that creates a vibrant and busy group of advocates who can bring these specialist skills to the particular case.

Cases of Deprivation of Liberty, medical treatment/termination of treatment and alleged human rights infringements of vulnerable adults are areas of particular speciality for the advocates specialising in welfare cases. These counsel routinely appear in the COP in all aspects of welfare and treatment cases.

There are counsel in the group who appear in financial abuse and property and affairs litigation within the Court of Protection and satellite litigation arising from the COP applications. Members of this group have been (and continue to be) involved in the leading cases that have shaped the Court of Protection jurisprudence since its inception.

Karl Rowley

Karl Rowley QC


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Year of Silk:
simon crabtree

Simon Crabtree

Year of call: 1988
Claire Grundy

Clare Grundy


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Joseph O'Brien

Joseph O'Brien


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Magdalen Case


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James Gatenby


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Lorraine Cavanagh


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mark senior

Mark Senior


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Ben Lawrence


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Simon Pallo

Simon Pallo

Year of call: 2003
Shaun Spencer

Shaun Spencer


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Neil Owen-Casey

Neil Owen-Casey


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Henry Vanderpump

Henry Vanderpump


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Jonathan Bellamy


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Simon Maddison

Simon Maddison


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Elis Gomer


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Simon Murray

Year of call: 2008
elliw roberts

Elliw Roberts


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Lucinda France-Hayhurst


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Eleanor Keehan

Eleanor Keehan


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Tom Hughes

Year of call: 2017