Withers LLP

Court of Protection Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for Highly regarded team with a strong reputation for its adept handling of non-contentious Court of Protection work. Continues to be instructed by an enviable roster of private clients, who benefit from its wealth of experience in handling high-value, complex matters. Frequently acts on matters involving vulnerable adults holding foreign assets. Notable specialism in advising charities on statutory will and lifetime gift applications. International strength complemented by team members in the USA, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Strengths One commentator notes: "They are an extremely good firm and are very experienced in cross-border matters."

Notable practitioners


Julia Abrey
advises on wills, trusts, probate and powers of attorney for vulnerable adults. She also advises on financial issues, including lifetime gift applications, with notable strength acting on cases with cross-border elements.
"She is a force to be reckoned with." "She is a leading light in terms of elder law."


Stephen Richards
acts for vulnerable individuals and charities on statutory will applications. He further advises on property succession and inheritance matters, including those with cross-border elements.
"He is reasonable, fair and has a practical head on his shoulders. You can always trust him to deal with a case in a fair manner."