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  1. Court of Protection – Leading silks
  2. Court of Protection – Leading juniors

Court of Protection – Leading silks

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    • Sam Karim QC - Kings ChambersA calm voice in a storm.

Court of Protection – Leading juniors

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    • Simon Burrows - Kings ChambersA compelling advocate.
    • Lorraine Cavanagh - St John's BuildingsA very talented barrister who is fearless in court.
    • Ben McCormack - Garden Court North ChambersA passionate advocate, with encyclopaedic knowledge of community care, mental capacity and housing law.
    • Eliza Sharron - Kings ChambersShe has a natural ability to make clients feel at ease in court.

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Garden Court North Chambers’ Court of Protection team handles a broad spectrum of cases, including mental health and mental capacity matters, deprivation of liberty cases and health and welfare disputes concerning residence, contact and care issues. Ben McCormack is a key contact.

Kings Chambers is a ‘leading Northern set in Court of Protection work’. The team represents medical practitioners, the Official Solicitor, local authorities and family members in deprivation of liberty cases, mental health and capacity matters, and welfare orders concerning residence and contact.

The Court of Protection group at St John's Buildings is well known for its expertise in alleged human rights infringements of vulnerable adults, deprivation of liberty matters and medical treatment (including treatment termination) cases. Lorraine Cavanagh has a niche focus on cases involving sexual autonomy and capacity to consent.

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