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39 Essex Chambers is a β€˜brilliant, market leading set, with several well respected practitioners’. Members are frequently instructed by claimants, relatives, statutory agencies, private bodies and the Official Solicitor to advise across the full range of community care matters. Members have particular expertise in health and welfare matters, as well as considerable skill in handling property and affairs. In Briggs v Briggs Jenni Richards QC acted for Mrs Briggs in the Court of Appeal, a case about funding for medical treatment cases and whether such issues should be brought pursuant to section 21 of the Mental Capacity Act. Fiona Paterson has joined from Serjeants' Inn Chambers.

Serjeants' Inn Chambers is β€˜excellent’ for Court of Protection work, with β€˜a large number of high-quality individuals who complete complex work effectively, efficiently and often with very short notice’. The set has managed to diversity its CoP practice into property and affairs work, as well as attract instructions from the private client market. Six members of chambers instructed in the high-profile Charlie Gard case (for the family at first instance and for Great Ormond Street throughout), while three appeared in the Alfie Evans case (for Alder Hey children's hospital throughout and for the child’s guardian, once appointed). The recent arrival of Nageena Khalique QC and Emma Sutton from No5 Barristers Chambers has also strengthened the team.

5 Stone Buildings has β€˜significant strength and depth in CoP work’. Members act for both private litigants and for the official solicitor as litigation friend to incapacitated persons. It also advises on the full range of property and affairs, in addition to health and welfare applications.

Doughty Street Chambers is a β€˜professional and efficient set that operates to a very high standard’. It is one of the pre-eminent claimant sets and handles the full range of community care and Court of Protection matters. Martin Westgate QC successfully acted for the claimant in R (RF) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in a challenge to the regulations amending the qualifying criteria for personal independence payments.

1GC | Family Law has a thriving Court of Protection practice that is regularly instructed by local authorities, family members and the official solicitor. Members have particular expertise in the protection of the vulnerable from forced marriage, serious medical treatment issues and damages for breaches of human rights.

Garden Court Chambers fields some β€˜well respected experts’ who advise on the full spectrum of issues. Members regularly act for the official solicitor, family members and public bodies.

Matrix Chambers is well regarded and assists individuals, local authorities, care providers, charities and NGOs on all matters relating to social services and health entitlements.

All members at Radcliffe Chambers are β€˜exceptionally approachable and willing to help, providing insightful, clear and robust advice’. Expertise includes handling trusts, drafting statutory wills and advising on personal welfare issues such as capacity to marry.

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