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 QC

Call: 1995 Silk: 2022

Laura Elfield

Call: 1996

Tara Vindis

Call: 1996

Johnathan Payne

Call: 1997

Tabitha Barran

Call: 1998

Gurion Taussig

Call: 2001

Edward Lamb

Call: 2006

Kate Lamont

Call: 2007

Tom Restall

Call: 2007

Laura Bumpus

Call: 2008

Sarah Hunwick

Call: 2011

Helen Pooley

Call: 2012

John Schmitt

Call: 2013

Laura Hibberd

Call: 2013

Thomas Jones

Call: 2015

Max Melsa

Call: 2015

Kyah Mufti

Call: 2016

Theodore Bunce

Call: 2018

Francesca Kolar

Call: 2018

Lucy Lodewyke

Call: 2018

Amelia Katz

Call: 2018

Court of Protection Staff

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