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Carol McBride

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Hugh Jones Solicitors

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Private Client/Court of Protection


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. 


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).


STEP (sits on Mental Capacity Special Interest Group Steering Committee); Solicitors for the Elderly; CoPPA; Law Society Private Client Section; Trustee of Sibs UK; Vice Chair Salford Dementia Action Alliance.


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 has an ‘immensely experienced team’ that is described as ‘one of, if not the premier legal practices dealing with Court of Protection work and acting for those with compromised mental capacity in England and Wales’. Hugh Jones is ‘able to get to grips with complicated issues quickly and painlessly’, and Carol McBride is ‘equally at ease whether discussing sensitive matters with fellow professionals, family members or others who are involved in the life of disabled parties’. The firm ‘combines the personal touch with real in-depth knowledge and expertise’. Other key members of the team are Rachel Dobson and solicitor Thomas Young, who is an ‘up-and-coming star in the world of Court of Protection’. Solicitor Fiona Ludkin is also ‘competent, flexible and very professional’.

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