Congratulations to Andrew Bowmer on Accredited Legal Representative status in the Court of Protection

Andrew Bowmer, mental capacity law and community care solicitor at Miles & Partners Solicitors, has been appointed as an Accredited Legal Representative in the Court of 

Protection by the Law Society of England and Wales as part of its Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation Scheme. 

This appointment highlights Andrew’s high professional and ethical standards

in the area of mental capacity law as he joins our joint heads of department Rachel Turner and Floyd Porter on the panel of Accredited Legal Representatives in the Court of Protection.

Andrew is frequently instructed by both family members and by the Official Solicitor on behalf of incapacitated adults in the Court of Protection in proceedings concerning the capacity and best interests of vulnerable adults.

He has also acted for both family members and the Official Solicitor and other litigation friends on challenges brought under s21A Mental Capacity Act 2005 concerning the operation of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. 

The work of the Court of Protection broadly divides into two areas property & affairs and health & welfare which covers issues including:

  • a person’s medical treatment;
  • where they should live;
  • what type of contact they should have with their family or others; and
  • issues relating to their finances and property.

Miles & Partners is one of the few firms nationwide specialising in representing vulnerable people, their families and carers. If you are affected by these issues, contact Andrew Bowmer on 020 7426 0400 or email AB@milesandpartners.com.

This article is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Please note that the law may have changed since the date this article was published. You should always take legal advice relating to your individual circumstances.