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Tel:
Work 0161 871 3680
Fax:
Fax 0161 839 3884
Email:
Web:
www.hughjonessolicitors.co.uk

Carol McBride

Tel:
Work 0161 871 3680
Email:
Hugh Jones Solicitors

Work Department

Private Client/Court of Protection

Position

Carol is a director and Head of Private Client at Hugh Jones Solicitors.  She has specialised in Private Client work, particularly mental capacity and Court of Protection law and practice since qualification.  

Her practice includes advising on estate and succession planning, trusts (particularly for vulnerable or injured beneficiaries), and powers of attorney. She also has considerable experience in statutory Will and other Court of Protection applications, including those with cross border or contentious elements.  She has appeared as an expert witness in a number of cases, including AB v Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust [2016] EWHC 1024 (QB).

Carol achieved a distinction for her thesis on advance decision-making and Lasting Powers of Attorney for her masters degree in mental health and capacity law (also obtained with distinction overall).  She lectures and writes on her areas of interest. 

Career

Trained Fielding & Co, qualified 2002; LDJ Solicitors (2002 – 2004); Lodders (2004 – 2005); Mace & Jones (now Weightmans) (2005 – 2009); Pannone LLP (2009 – 2013); Hugh Jones Solicitors 2013 to date (director 2015).

Member

Drector of Solicitors for the Elderly; STEP ; Law Society Private Client Section; Trustee of Sibs UK; Vice Chair Salford Dementia Action Alliance.

Education

Loreto Convent, Omagh; Manchester University (1997 LLB); Manchester Metropolitan University (1999 LPC); Northumbria University (2014 LLM).


North West: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Hugh Jones Solicitors' ‘service in mental capacity law is second to none; the firm genuinely understands the needs of vulnerable people and their families and carers and does all it can to meet their needs’. Hugh Jones  has a ‘depth of experience that is outstanding; he always ensures that his clients’ capacity is addressed’. Elizabeth Hughes  is ‘very knowledgeable of all Court of Protection matters and is always focused on getting the right outcome for the client’. Carol McBride has the ‘ability to deal seamlessly with challenging clients who have a brain injury; she is always measured, thoughtful and very understanding of the issues relating to litigation, family matters, capacity and the frustrations that clients experience’. Senior associate Chris Gallagher has ‘experience beyond his PQE – nothing is too much trouble’. Solicitor Rachel Dobson  ‘fills her client with confidence’.

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