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Irwin Mitchell

Court of Protection

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What the team is known for

Stands out for its unrivalled breadth and depth of experience in Court of Protection matters. Remains a top choice for clients across the full range of issues, including health and welfare cases, property and affairs, and welfare deputyships. Regularly instructed on some of the most complex and high-profile cases in the area. Offers broad national coverage and a range of specialist services in order to support vulnerable clients on all aspects of care, financial and living arrangements.

Strengths

One source highlights: "It is a wonderful team that is really dedicated to going the extra mile and pulling out all the stops."

Notable practitioners

Angela Jackman often handles best interest and Section 21A challenges concerning residence and care issues on behalf of vulnerable adults. She has additional experience of community care and public law matters.
"Angela Jackson is great at communication and responds immediately."

Julia Lomas is particularly active on the management of personal injury damages, acting under deputyship to assist vulnerable adults with rehabilitation and financial matters. She advises on lasting and enduring powers of attorney, wills and receivership, with further strength handling capacity issues.

Mathieu Culverhouse is well known for his handling of sensitive cases such as withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment proceedings. He is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor to act on capacity and best interest proceedings, covering issues of deprivation of liberty, contact, residence and care.
"Mathieu Culverhouse has exceptional attention to detail. He can take a case and unpick the issues in it very quickly."

Oliver Studdert displays particular strength in cases involving children, including those relating to extradition and mental capacity issues. He also acts on Section 16 and Section 21A proceedings for vulnerable adults.
"Oliver Studdert is phenomenal. He is extremely bright, committed, approachable and will fight his client's corner very hard."

Stephen Cardinal advises on deprivation of liberty cases as well as capacity and best interest matters concerning medical treatment, consent and residence.
"Stephen Cardinal is approachable, very good at getting to the issues and a pleasure to work with."

Yogi Amin maintains a stellar reputation for handling sensitive matters before the Court of Protection and the Supreme Court. His practice covers Section 21A capacity proceedings and medical treatment matters, advising on residence and care issues as well as withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment. He also advises on alleged breaches of the ECHR and the Human Rights Act.
"He is an incredibly knowledgeable and impressive advocate."

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Overview

We have acted in some of the most high profile contentious cases within the last 12 months, including the landmark case of I v D, a widely reported case relating to notifying absent parents of Statutory Will proceedings. We are the leading Court of Protection (“COP”) firm in England with over 75 members; supporting more than 1,000 clients nationwide with one of the longest established Court of Protection Teams in the country.

Court of Protection

Irwin Mitchell

firm
Location

Riverside East

2 Millsands

Sheffield

South Yorkshire

UK

S3 8DT

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Court of Protection: Health & Welfare


Angela Jackman
Band 3
Mathieu Culverhouse
Band 3
Oliver Studdert
Band 2
Stephen Cardinal
Associates to watch
Yogi Amin
Star Individuals

Court of Protection: Property & Affairs


Julia Lomas
Band 1