Court of Protection
The Court of Protection is where property, finance and welfare decisions are made for individuals who lack the mental health capacity to make decisions for themselves.
Proceedings related to the welfare and rights of vulnerable adults, children, carers, and family can have life-changing consequences and are often complex. As such, Court of Protection cases require experienced representation with an empathic, pragmatic approach to achieve outcomes that are in the best interest of the vulnerable person.
“Sara Haque is a hard worker who cares about her clients.”
“Chudi Grant wins plaudits for his client care skills. He is visible in the defence of a wide range of cases and is especially useful in matters involving mental health issues.”
“I have always found the clerking team to be professional, friendly, accommodating to requests and prompt in their response.”
“Chudi Grant is always well liked, even by difficult clients. He is able to put clients at ease and works hard to ensure that their case is properly put to the jury.”
Kenworthy’s Court of Protection Mental Health Barristers represent vulnerable children and adults suffering from mental health disorders. Where no other suitable person has been identified by the court, Kenworthy’s represent The Official Solicitor or Professional Deputy.
Kenworthy’s also represent local authorities, healthcare bodies, Solicitors, family members and private individuals considering options for action or redress, at First-Tier Tribunals and at the Upper Tribunal.
Kenworthy’s Court of Protection Barristers
Chudi Grant has experience advising and assisting clients who suffer from mental ill health in criminal proceedings, mental health review tribunal cases and related issues of health and social support and civil claims arising from clinical or professional negligence.
Sara Haque, Carol Micah, Stephen Tettey, Janet Cragg and Paul Im Thurn all accept
Public Access work.
Our Mental Health Team handles a wide variety of cases in the Court of Protection (COP) including:
- Best Interest Decisions
- Children Law
- Clinical Negligence
- Community Care
- Conviction Appeals
- Criminal Law
- Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- Disputed Capacity
- Emergency Applications
- Family Law
- Financial Issues
- Medical Treatment
- Mental Capacity Act 2005
- Mental Health
- Personal Welfare Applications
- Professional Negligence
- Protection of Vulnerable Adults
- Public and Administrative Law
- Safeguarding Duties
- Serious Medical Treatment Applications
- Social Housing
- Validity of Consent