Court of Protection and community care in Regional Bar
Garden Court North Chambers court of protection team offers profound advice and acts for disabled adults and other parties including litigation friends. The team are 'experts in their fields' and 'willing to go the extra mile' to assist in cases. Ben McCormack is excellent at dealing with vulnerable parties and has recently acted for a wide range of health and welfare applications and cases involving litigants with a mental impairment.
The 'efficient and approachable' team at Kings Chambers are recognised nationally for their Court of Protection work, with clients including local authorities, NHS trusts, and patients. Sam Karim QC heads the Court of Protection department and has recently been involved in seminal cases regarding the use of internet and social media in the High Court and Court of Appeal. The 'very impressive' Simon Burrows specialises in mental health, who recently was involved in a case involving local authorities to formalise arrangements into the community of two patients subject to (or about to be subject to) conditional discharges, where the packages of care amounted to a deprivation of their liberty.
St John's Buildings
St John's Buildings is described by clients as 'one of the leading sets of Chambers for Court of Protection in the country', and the 'high-quality' team consists of highly specialised practitioners who act for all clients in cases such as medical treatment, termination of treatment, and alleged human rights infringements of vulnerable adults. Leading silk Lorraine Cavanagh QC routinely acts in complex health and welfare cases, and Eleanor Keehan practices centrally in the health and welfare area. Joseph O’Brien 'remains the King of COP', according to one solicitor.