Overview

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.

Court of Protection Barristers

Grahame Aldous QC


Call: 1979 Silk: 2008

Tim Parker


Call: 1995

Laura Elfield


Call: 1996

Tara Vindis


Call: 1996

Johnathan Payne


Call: 1997

Perrin Gibbons


Call: 1998

Tabitha Barran


Call: 1998

Robert Horner


Call: 1999

Gurion Taussig


Call: 2001

Oliver Millington


Call: 2003

Emily Verity


Call: 2003

Esther Maclachlan


Call: 2005

Edward Lamb


Call: 2006

Kate Lamont


Call: 2007

Tom Restall


Call: 2007

Laura Bumpus


Call: 2008

William Dean


Call: 2011

Helen Pooley


Call: 2012

John Schmitt


Call: 2013

Laura Hibberd


Call: 2013

Thomas Jones


Call: 2015

Kyah Mufti


Call: 2016

Jake Richards


Call: 2017

Theodore Bunce


Call: 2018

Lucy Lodewyke


Call: 2018

Amelia Katz


Call: 2018

Court of Protection Staff

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