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Provided by Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Our specialist team has established a significant reputation for advising and assisting individuals, their families, carers, trustees, beneficiaries and other professionals on a broad range of issues relating to personal injury trusts, capacity and deputyships.

Many of our clients may lack capacity to handle their own financial affairs. Our team provides the comprehensive service required to set up and manage deputyships within the Court of Protection. We can act as professional deputies and assist with Court of Protection procedures where the deputy is a family member.

We work closely with both the individual and their family to establish long-term relationships and to ensure all decisions are made in the best interests of the individual. Our aim is to relieve the pressure of financial decision making from family members, enabling them to continue to make the key choices and to support their relative on a day-to-day basis.

Where the compensated individual has capacity to manage their own financial affairs, we can set up personal injury trusts and also provide ongoing professional trustee services for the protection of the compensation award.

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Court of Protection: Property & Affairs - UK-wide
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What the team is known for

Specialised team largely focused on acting for adults and children with acquired brain injuries as the result of personal injury and clinical negligence. Well equipped to handle the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious financial affairs and property work, including deputyships, statutory will applications and providing expert witness advice at trial. Also handles care funding and capacity issues. Adept at managing cases with cross-jurisdictional elements.

Strengths

One source describes the team as "well organised, experienced and efficient, and proactive in responding."

Another states: "The team is very good at cases with cross-jurisdictional considerations, and is able to understand the nuances and break them down to both the court and the families."

Notable practitioners

Julie Burton has significant expertise handling a variety of complex property and affairs matters, frequently acting as professional deputy for individuals with acquired brain injury, as well as vulnerable adults and children. She advises on gift applications and funding matters, with experience handling cases involving cross-border elements.

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