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39 Essex Chambers is ‘excellent, both in terms of counsel and the general approachability as a set’. Members act for local authorities, health bodies, individuals and the Official Solicitor in the full range of community care matters, and have particular strengths in health and welfare cases, as well as handling property and affairs. Jenni Richards QC is acting in LF v HM Coroner for Inner South London, which considers deprivation of liberty in hospital settings for those who lack mental capacity.

5 Stone Buildings houses a ‘fabulous set of experts, who can be relied upon for impeccable service and understanding’. Chambers is known for its traditional Chancery practice and strong focus on property and affairs, but it also has an up-and-coming health and welfare practice. David Rees QC was instructed by the Official Solicitor in a test case that considered the use of personal injury trusts as an alternative to deputyship under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Doughty Street Chambers is a ‘fantastic all-round’ set with ‘very committed’ barristers. The team is well placed to handle the full spectrum of community care and Court of Protection work. Martin Westgate QC and new silk Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC challenged the decision to reduce asylum support rates, and Westgate also led in the landmark case on human trafficking R (Galdikas) v Secretary of State for the Home Department.

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers is ‘a go-to chambers with excellent strength in depth’. Members are consistently at the forefront of the most significant cases, including five members’ involvement in the highly publicised case of Great Ormond Street Hospital v Gard.

1 Garden Court Family Law Chambers is a ‘friendly and helpful set’, which is instructed by local authorities, health bodies, family members and the Official Solicitor. Members’ strengths include the protection of the vulnerable from forced marriage, deprivation of liberty, serious medical treatment issues and damages for breach of human rights.

Garden Court Chambers’ counsel are ‘pragmatic and able to provide clear advice on complex issues’. Recent highlights include a successful High Court judicial review challenge to an age assessment of an unaccompanied minor from abroad.

Matrix Chambers is ‘a cut above for claimant representation’. Members specialise in cases involving children with special needs, victims of domestic violence and mental health detention. David Wolfe QC acted for two children in their judicial review challenge to the Oxfordshire County Council’s closure of children’s centres.

First-rate chancery setRadcliffe Chambers is recommended for cases at the intersection of inheritance and trusts law and Court of Protection work. Expertise includes drafting statutory wills, handling variation of trusts and granting authority to deputies to conduct litigation.

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