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1GC|Family Law

Court of Protection: Health & Welfare

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1GC|Family Law is a well-regarded set with notable expertise in health and welfare proceedings. Members are skilled in the handling of an array of complex disputes, including those concerning forced marriages, capacity to consent to sexual relations, deprivation of liberty and the withdrawal of medical treatment. The team is able to draw on the set's significant expertise in family law when advising on complex Court of Protection matters involving teenagers who lack capacity. Tenants are regularly instructed to act on behalf of family members, the Official Solicitor, NHS trusts and local authorities.

Client service:

The clerking team is led by senior clerk Paul Harris.

Strengths:

Andrew Bagchi QC
Andrew Bagchi QC is particularly well known for his work in welfare cases, but is also adept at handling finance and medical treatment matters. He is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and excels at cases which involve the forced marriage of incapacitated adults.
"He is charismatic, great to deal with, and when he speaks, the court listens." "Andrew is very persuasive and absolutely excels on his feet."

Strengths:

Malcolm Chisholm
Malcolm Chisholm is a leading senior junior who is best known for his work for local authorities and for parents. Praised in the market for his client-handling skills, he is an expert on cases concerning the overlap between the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act. 
"He knows the Court of Protection inside out and inspires confidence in clients." "A calm, careful and tactical advocate."

Court of Protection: Health & Welfare

1GC|Family Law

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Location

10 Lincoln's Inn Fields

London

Greater London

UK

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Court of Protection: Health & Welfare


Andrew Bagchi QC
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Malcolm Chisholm
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