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Provided by Amy Roberts-Rees

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Practice Areas

Court of Protection - Health & Welfare

Mental Health

Career

Amy is a Partner at CJCH having accepted the position in 2013. Amy has overall responsibility in managing the Mental Health and Court of Protection departments, having established the offerings at the Firm. Amy has been a Solicitor for over 13 years and has been specialising in the areas of Mental Health Law and Court of Protection for Welfare combined for over 14 years.

Amy is recognised by the Law Society as a specialist lawyer in both Mental Health and Mental Capacity law (ALR).

Amy has been recognised in the Welsh media as one of 30 young lawyers ‘making their mark in Wales’.

Professional Memberships

Law Society Accredited Legal Representative (Mental Capacity)

Law Society Mental Health Panel Member

Vice Chair of the Court of Protection Practitioners Association Cymru (COPPA Cymru)

Languages Spoken

As a native Welsh speaker, Amy can offer a crucial service to adults with cognitive impairment in Wales where language can be a barrier to communication.

Work Highlights

Amy was recently instructed in the case of HH v Hywel Dda University Health Board & Ors [2023] EWCOP 18, being a case involving best interest decisions for a married couple who have both lost mental capacity to make decisions on where they live, and whether the Court of Protection has the jurisdiction to hear both cases simultaneously or whether proceedings should remain separate.

Amy was instructed in the matter of Re MB [2017] EWCOP 35 acting on behalf of MB.

Industry Sector Expertise

Amy is an incredibly experienced mental capacity and mental health practitioner. Amy was one of the ‘original’ practitioners in the emerging CoP arena and is therefore extremely highly regarded in Wales and the West as one of the leading solicitors in this area.

Amy acts in the full range of welfare decisions before the Court of Protection. Amy regularly acts in cases of the highest complexity, including capacity considerations regarding sexual relations, marriage, use of the internet, use of social media, contact, diabetes and alcohol consumption.

Amy has acted in a number of cross border jurisdictional cases. These cases have included detailed consideration of plans to deal with the physical act of moving P across borders to their proposed new home.

Amy also maintains her panel accreditation for Mental Health tribunal work.

Awards

Public Law Team of the Year

Wales Legal Awards

2022

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