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Cornerstone Barristers

Court of Protection: Health & Welfare

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Cornerstone Barristers houses strong capabilities in health and welfare matters, drawing on the set's recognised expertise in community care and social housing law. Its barristers are experienced in the handling of complex deprivation of liberty and forced marriage cases, as well as capacity disputes and matters relating to best interests. Members regularly act on behalf of the Official Solicitor and the Public Guardian, as well as several local authorities, social care providers and vulnerable individuals and their families, among other parties.

Client service:

"The clerks are very helpful, polite and professional." Senior clerk Elliot Langdorf leads the clerking team.

Strengths:

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.
"Knowledgeable and a good advocate."

Strengths:

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. Regularly instructed by NHS bodies, local authorities, the Official Solicitor and individuals.
"Good on the law, sensible and measured." "He is extremely knowledgeable, bright and practical. A confident and eloquent advocate."
Recent work: Instructed in a case to determine whether an individual had capacity to marry when he had participated in a marriage ceremony three years prior.

Court of Protection: Health & Welfare Department

Cornerstone Barristers

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2-3 Gray's Inn Square

Gray's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

WC1R 5JH

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Jennifer Oscroft
Band 2
Lee Parkhill
Band 2