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Leading Silks

Lorraine Cavanagh QC - St John's BuildingsLorraine is a real powerhouse. Dynamic, persuasive and with a laser-like focus on achieving the best outcome for the client.
Sam Karim QC - Kings ChambersHas in-depth knowledge in Court of Protection, and is very efficient and proactive in his approach.

Leading Juniors

Simon Burrows - Kings ChambersA go-to expert in Court of Protection with an impressive personality.
Francesca Gardner - 39 Essex ChambersFrancesca is dedicated and committed to achieving outcomes that are beneficial to vulnerable clients and their families. She is not phased by more senior counsel or complex situations and remains collected and professional at all times.
Ben McCormack - Garden Court North ChambersThorough, approachable, personable and engaging at what he does.
Eliza Sharron  - 39 Essex ChambersOne of the finest advocates working in the Court of Protection.
Fay Collinson - Kings ChambersFay is excellent at explaining matters clearly to clients and putting them at ease, particularly in a courtroom setting. One of the reasons I repeatedly instruct Fay is that I trust her to give her no-nonsense opinion on a matter and to offer practical advice.
Lucinda France-Hayhurst - St John's BuildingsA pleasure to work with. Ms France-Hayhurst always gets to the heart of the issue, is responsive and collaborative in her style. Her advocacy is a key strength. Her family law background is very helpful in those cases where there is a cross over.
Eleanor Keehan - St John's BuildingsAlways available to help - knows the law well. Explains things in a straightforward way. Very professional and cares about her clients.

Rising Stars

Arianna Kelly  - 39 Essex ChambersArianna is brilliant at thinking outside of the box and excellent if you have a family member who has a difficult to case to run.

Court of Protection and community care in Regional Bar

Garden Court North Chambers

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.

Kings Chambers

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.