John Smith

Court of Protection Barristers

Court of Protection

The specialist Court of Protection Team at 9 Gough Chambers contains market-leading barristers in Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Public/Family law. The depth of experience within the team allows our barristers to give clients and solicitors an unrivalled expertise in this dynamic and sensitive area of work.

Noted by the most recent legal directories as being "an excellent set of chambers with incredible breadth and depth of experience in all areas of personal injury work" and praised by comentators for their "willingness to please and their constant striving for perfection in court." Our team is well placed to receive instructions from Local Authorities, the Official Solicitor, Healthcare Providers and private clients.

Drawing on these strengths the barristers in our Court of Protection Team provide a unique perspective to issues relating to the welfare and decision making for those that are incapable of doing so themselves: most notably those disabled and of reduced mental capacity arising out of injury and clinical negligence.

The work that Chambers undertakes includes:

  • section 21A applications under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS);
  • issues relating to the appointment of deputies (welfare/financial affairs);
  • personal welfare applications;
  • decisions on complex/interventionist care packages involving deprivation or restriction of liberty;
  • serious medical treatment applications;
  • cases involving conflicts between the High Court and the Court of Protection’s jurisdiction relating to the care of 16/17 year olds;
  • emergency applications, for example arising out of a change in care provision to a vulnerable adult;
  • issues relating to the appointment of deputies (welfare/financial affairs).

Our barristers are happy to provide training to solicitors and Local Authorities on recent developments as well as specifically requested topics.

If you are interested in receiving training in this area please contact the clerks.

Contact us

For more information please call our clerks on
020 7832 0500 or Email »

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