Expertise and experience
Floyd is a mental health and capacity lawyer and is a recognised leader in training and professional development for other lawyers in mental health and Mental Capacity Law.
Floyd represents vulnerable individuals and their relatives as well as being instructed by the Official Solicitor in deprivation of liberty applications or other proceedings before the Court of Protection. He also represents patients detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act, with a special interest in forensic mental health cases.
The types of cases that Floyd has been involved in include:
- representing relatives in proceedings before the Court of Protection concerning the health and welfare of a family member;
- representing mentally incapacitated individuals either via a litigation friend or directly as their accredited legal representative; and
- representing individuals at Mental Health Tribunals in relation to civil detention and forensic detention.
Floyd was involved in the development of the Law Society’s Mental Capacity Welfare Accreditation scheme, which certifies legal practitioners as experts in this field.
His appointment as chief assessor of the scheme recognises his dedication to developing professional training to drive up standards and increase legal protection for vulnerable individuals.
Floyd is recognised in the 2022 Legal 500 as a ‘recommended lawyer’, with the following testimonials:
‘Floyd is wholeheartedly committed to representing some of the most vulnerable people in society. He is robust and fearless in fighting for his client’s best interests. He brings considerable expertise and experience to each case. He has a keen strategic eye and is able to see all angles to a case. He is well-respected by others engaged in the litigation process.’
‘Floyd Porter in particular has an in-depth knowledge of Court of Protection issues. He is willing to help clients in difficult situations and will go above and beyond in providing a Rolls Royce service.’
Floyd was ranked in Band 3 and received the following commendations in the Chambers UK 2021 Guide:
‘He has a very calm manner and a very good understanding of the legal and human issues that underpin decision-making, focusing on what is important.’
‘He is very approachable and very helpful.’