Court of Protection and community care in Regional Bar
Members at Kings Chambers are recognised nationally for their Court of Protection work and provide a 'wealth of experience' in this field of law. Francesca Gardner specialises in all areas of mental capacity and mental health, and recently represented a client in the assessment of a person's capacity of making decisions about the use of the internet and social media. Fay Collinson is another name to note for her expertise in property affairs.
The team at Parklane Plowden comprises of 14 barristers and specialises in cases relating to welfare, serious medical treatment decisions and inquests, to name a few. Natalia Levine is a well-known practitioner who is 'extremely well-respected' in the field of Court of Protection. Simon Wilkinson specialises in health and welfare applications and represents clients involving physical assault and capacity to marry.
The 'dynamic and forward-thinking' Spire Barristers Court of Protection team is particularly notable for its work in serious injury and welfare cases. New silk Jacqui Thomas recently completed the case NELC v P, representing a local authority in a challenge to their package of care for a disabled 19-year-old who lacks capacity. Ella Anderson is noted for her pragmatic approach and unrivalled ability to develop effective relationships with clients. The 'approachable' Laura Twist is another key name to note.