Cornerstone Barristers

Court of Protection: Health & Welfare Department

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Cornerstone Barristers has a growing reputation in the health and welfare sphere, noted for its expert handling of sophisticated and high-profile cases involving the unlawful deprivation of liberty and complex capacity disputes. The set also offers expertise in cases concerning forced marriages and best interest decisions. Members routinely act for individuals, social care providers, the Official Solicitor and local authorities, and have experience appearing before the High Court and the Supreme Court, as well as the Court of Protection. Instructing solicitors note that the set houses "a good combination of knowledge and supportiveness."

Client service: "The clerks are all very helpful, responsive and friendly." Senior clerk Elliot Langdorf leads the clerking team.

Jennifer Oscroft
Her solid grounding in community care and housing law assists her in her successful Court of Protection practice. She is experienced across a range of issues under the Mental Capacity Act, and handles matters relating to deprivation of liberty, capacity and best interests.
Strengths: "The detail and calibre of her drafting is very impressive, as is the eloquence of her advocacy."

Lee Parkhill
A dynamic public law barrister offering considerable expertise in Court of Protection, social care, healthcare and local government matters. He is adept at handling cases concerning deprivation of liberty and forced marriage.
Strengths: "Lee is excellent - he brings a public law rigour to Court of Protection cases and is able to distil the peripheral detail and cut to the principal points of the case quickly." "He is down to earth, personable and very good on the law."