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Court of Protection (Welfare)

Court of Protection (Welfare)

One in four of us will encounter some form of mental health problem during our lifetime, either personally or because we know someone who is affected, and legal advice can often be required. Matters can include the need to make decisions, or assist, those individuals who do not have capacity to make decisions about their health and welfare.

Our expert Court of Protection lawyers have a leading reputation in the field of mental capacity law and success in securing appropriate care, challenging detentions (whether unlawful or unwanted), securing best interest decisions and bringing High Court actions for judicial review.

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We offer the same high level of care, compassion and sensitivity whether you are seeking advice about your own rights and entitlements or those of someone you care for, and we work closely with other legal departments and professionals to provide a holistic service.

Award-winning lawyers

The Court of Protection team at Miles and Partners is recognised in the 2023 Legal 500, with the following testimonials:

 ‘The Miles & Partners Court of Protection team includes highly experienced specialist practitioners.’

 The ‘large and very experienced team … provide clients with a real sense of reassurance and confidence that their matter will be handled well.’

In the Chambers UK 2023 Guide, the department was ranked in Band 2, offering a ‘robust representation of vulnerable clients and families in Court of Protection proceedings’ with partners Rachel Turner, Floyd Porter and Andrew Bowmer all being ranked. The firm is praised as having ‘a really experienced, high-standard team. Its expertise spans the breadth of health and welfare.’

Rachel Turner, Floyd Porter, Andrew Bowmer and Kaileigh Hazeldine are all accredited Legal Representatives, which means that they have passed the Law Society’s Court of Protection (Welfare) Accreditation Scheme, in recognition of their skills, experience and expertise in this area of the law.

Funding for legal advice or representation

We always consider whether you might be entitled to legal aid, which is often available in cases before the Court of Protection.

Once we understand your circumstances, we will advise what funding might be available and discuss which payment options might work best for you.

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