"Families facing the daunting process of applying to the Court of Protection to obtain Deputyship for a relative who has lost mental capacity could not receive better advice and support". Alison Hesketh, TimeFinders
I have specialised in Court of Protection matters for over 10 years. This work has covered all types of applications to the Court, including Statutory Wills and family proceedings. READ MORE >
I have specialised in Court of Protection matters for over 10 years.
This work has covered all types of applications to the Court, including Statutory Wills and family proceedings. I am also experienced in general day to day management of client funds, from employing carers to deal with multi-disciplinary professionals, the buying and selling of properties and property adaptations, to investments and financial planning.
Court of Protection work is very interesting. Working closely with clients, their families and a variety of professionals always means that no two days are the same. The work can be challenging, but very rewarding.
Originally from Leicester, I started my working life as a nurse before moving into the legal profession, where I have remained for over 25 years.
I relocated to Buckinghamshire in 1996 and began working with Harris Cartier (then Harris & Cartwright) in Slough. Initially I worked on fast track personal injury matters, before progressing to assisting with catastrophic personal injury claims. One of the reported catastrophic cases I worked on was Biesheuvel v Burrell (1998). This involved an award of £9.2 million which, at the time, was the largest compensation award in the UK for a spinal injury matter. Dashiell v Luttit (2000) was a catastrophic brain injury suffered by a minor which resulted in a final award of £5.25 million. I also worked on the Owen v Brown(2002) spinal injury claim, resulting in an award of £4.35 million and Douglas v Beldray (2008). This was a catastrophic brain injury matter following an accident at work and resulted in an award of £4.45 million.
I enjoy reading and spending time with my young granddaughter.