The Court of Protection unit is a specialist unit dedicated to dealing with the management of the property and financial affairs together with health and welfare decisions of people who lack the ability to deal with this themselves.
Our Court of Protection deputy works closely with families and carers and ensure that the pressures and additional stresses of looking after the individuals’ personal finances are removed. We ensure that contact and liaison is maintained and decisions taken by us are understood.
We understand the importance of establishing personal relationships. This is vital in ensuring that the right decisions and suitable provision for future long term needs are made.
This cross section of experience is vital in ensuring that we comply with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and in the best interest of the client every time a decision is made. Careful consideration is given to the financial, social and welfare issues as well as legal matters.
The Court of Protection deputy will often deal with the sale or purchase of property, the making of wills and family law matters. The unit liaises with legal experts throughout Hugh James to ensure that any specialist legal issues that arise are dealt with appropriately and efficiently.
Our Court of Protection team consists of professionals who have worked in this field for many years and who understand the difficulties faced by individuals under the Court of Protection and their families and carers.
We are committed to working with clients and their families to ensure they have particular needs and requirements are met and try to maximise their own independence wherever possible.
Our team has close links with the Court of Protection and we will provide all the practical advice and professional support you need.
Court of Protection
PO Box 70185
First Avenue House
42-49 High Holborn
Telephone: 0300 456 4600
Office of the Public Guardian
PO Box 16185
Telephone: 0300 456 0300
Fax: 0870 739 5780
Court Funds Office
Court Funds Office
Telephone: 0300 0200 199
Official Solicitor and Public Trustee
Fax: 020 3681 2762
Andrew Harding is a key partner in the neurolaw department, with formidable experience in complex and high-value head and spinal injury claims.
He is described as “extremely fair – he considers all angles before making a decision.” Sources add that “he stands out because of his skill as a litigator and his in-depth knowledge and experience of claims of the utmost severity.”
Chambers UK 2014
Andrew Harding is considered “very efficient and professionally competent” by his clients.
Chambers UK 2013
Catastrophic/neurological injury matters are led by ‘absolute expert’ Andrew Harding, who is also an ‘excellent’ Deputy
The Legal 500 2013