A boutique national firm in Court of Protection and mental capacity work, are widely recognised as leading practitioners , including by the Office of the Public Guardian who appointed Hugh Jones as a Panel Deputy (one of only three in Manchester and surrounds).
Hugh Jones or the Hugh Jones Trust Corporation Limited acts as Professional Property and Finance Deputy for a large number of clients and advise many other family Deputies.
Work includes Judicial Review, contested deputyship work, financial abuse investigation, mediation, Health and Welfare advice, care fees and local authority funding challenges, advice to local authorities and charities in the mental capacity sector.
A significant number of clients referred from the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Departments of other firms and by the Court (e.g., victims of financial abuse), clients living with dementia and other illnesses.
In 2019 we were joined by Georgina Rowley a health advisory welfare specialist who is also an independent chair of NHS continuing care review hearings, to expand our expertise to treatment disputes including end of life treatment cases, withholding and withdrawing life sustaining treatment; disputes on commissioning decisions including decisions to grant and withhold continuing healthcare funding and mediation in these areas.
We offer with a wide range of in house expertise within the mental capacity (benefits advice, carers' employment issues, property advice).
Hughes, Elizabeth (Head of Department)
Jones, Hugh (Head of Department)
Serious injury litigation support