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Court of Protection – Leading juniors

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    • Francesca P Gardner - Kings ChambersExtremely bright and very talented.’
    • Natalia Levine - Parklane PlowdenIntelligent and a safe pair of hands in court.’
    • Joseph O’Brien - St John’s BuildingsHe excels in his knowledge of the law.’

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Francesca P Gardner at Kings Chambers in Leeds is ‘an up-and-coming star’ in the area of Court of Protection; her practice includes a range of mental health and capacity cases involving deprivation of liberty, covert medication and human rights matters.

Parklane Plowden houses Natalia Levine, who has a niche practice in Court of Protection cases involving welfare elements. She also has expertise in the mismanagement of finances.

Joseph O’Brien at St John’s Buildings is very well known for his Court of Protection practice, and he has particular expertise in deprivation of liberty cases.

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