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We are the leading Welsh provider of outsourced legal services to local authority adult social services teams.

We represent local authorities in England and Wales in a diverse range of Court of Protection cases dealing with matters from the initial advice stage to the completion of court proceedings. We are also experienced in the defence of adult social services departments, subject to challenge by way of judicial review. We often advise on complex questions concerning local authority responsibilities to specific individuals. We also act for local authorities in applications to prevent forced marriage of adults under disability and children.

Our experience includes:

  • deprivation of liberty applications
  • proceedings in respect of health and welfare
  • proceedings in respect of property and finance
  • decisions in respect of significant medical treatment or its withdrawal
  • applications to prevent forced marriage of adults without capacity
  • defending claims for accommodation and support
  • displacement of deputies and nearest relatives
  • emergency applications for adult safeguarding
  • residential educational support claims
  • Section 117 aftercare responsibility disputes
  • disputed Continuing Health Care entitlements
  • ordinary residence disputes
  • defending judicial review and Human Rights Act claims

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Since qualification in 2017, Connor Hegarty has worked exclusively within the field of health and social care, with expertise in mental capacity, mental health, medical treatment, and inquests. Having recently joined the Regulatory team Connor brings his experience of having advised CCGs/ICBs, trusts, health boards, and private care providers regarding these difficult and sensitive areas of law.

Connor also has experience in advising Court of Protection Professional Deputies on inter-related property/financial affairs and health/welfare issues.

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