Expertise and experience
Kaileigh is a solicitor specialising in mental health and capacity and her work mainly involves the law surrounding elderly people in care homes or community settings.
Kaileigh represents incapacitated adults and family members in decisions over mental capacity in the Court of Protection, and she is often instructed by Relevant Person’s Paid Representatives or the Official Solicitor.
The types of cases that Kaileigh has been involved in include:
- challenges under s.21A Mental Capacity Act concerning the operation of the deprivation of liberty safeguards;
- acting on behalf of the Official Solicitor where the mental capacity of an adult is in question by family members;
- applications to the Court of Protection to revoke lasting powers of attorney where the wishes of the individual and their attorneys differ; and
- issues where the choice of a care home facility for an incapacitated adult is under dispute between the local authority and family members.
Kaileigh volunteers with Cocktails in Care Homes, a scheme which arranges cocktail parties for residents in care homes around London. Volunteers attend to socialise and chat with the residents. Kaileigh also organises the firm’s netball team who play in a weekly league.
Kaileigh is recognised in the 2020 Legal 500, with the following testimonials:
‘Kaileigh Hazeldine is highly experienced in COP matters and pragmatic both in and out of court, providing excellent support to counsel and clients alike, with a friendly and professional manner’.
She is also recognised in the 2021 Legal 500 as a ‘recommended lawyer’.