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2023 Silks

Alex Troup KCSt John’s Chambers ‘Alex is excellent: insightful, highly knowledgeable, very able at explaining complex issues to lay people, calm, and personable. He is a formidable advocate who has great presence. Deservedly a KC.' 

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Kriti Upadhyay – Guildhall Chambers ‘Kriti has great attention to detail and a solid understanding of the law which she applies effectively. She is a fantastic advocate in and out of court. Her interpersonal skills are second to none - she highly professional and empathetic.'
Daniel Nother – College Chambers ‘Daniel is extremely experienced and knowledgeable in Court of Protection matters. His advocacy is always impressive and delivered to the highest standard and his ability to explain complex legal matters to lay parties is a great strength of his.'
Carol Davies – College Chambers ‘Carol is extremely practical in her advice and always seeks to find a sensible way forward. She is particularly strong dealing with litigants in person and in court is calm, clear, and persuasive.'
David GardnerNo5 Barristers’ ChambersDavid's knowledge of his field is second to none. He is able to give clear advice on complex issues and advocate for clients in the strongest and most effective terms. His warm and sensitive manner allows him to build a quick rapport with vulnerable clients. In short, he is everything you could want in a Court of Protection barrister.' 
Oliver WoodingSt John’s Chambers ‘Not only is Oliver incredibly knowledgeable but importantly he is able to build a good rapport with clients and provide sensible and commercial advice.’ 

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College Chambers

College Chambers has members offering ‘a wealth of knowledge about Court of Protection matters‘. Daniel Nother, an ‘excellent advocate‘ who is ‘extremely experienced and knowledgeable in this field‘, heads the team - he mainly handles s.21A deprivation of liberty challenges and deputyship applications under the Mental Health Capacity Act and is regularly instructed by protected persons, local authorities, and family members. Carol Davies also has experience in relation to s.21A cases, as well as Court of Protection matters arising out of inheritance and probate disputes.


‘Nia Caruana-Davies is an incredibly efficient and knowledgeable clerk. She is a pleasure to work with.’

‘There is a wealth of knowledge about Court of Protection matters within chambers.’

‘College Chambers is always keen to assist and has good availability of local counsel.’ 

‘The clerks are responsive and always assist where possible.’

‘The clerks are friendly and quick to respond to queries.’

‘The clerks at College Chambers are always helpful, efficient and easily contactable.’

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St John's Chambers

St John’s Chambers is a ‘go-to‘ set for Court of Protection work on the Western Circuit, with several members regularly receiving instructions from family members, the Official Solicitor, and local authorities, among others. Alex Troup KC is ‘a formidable advocate‘ and is ‘very able at explaining complex issues to lay people‘. His chancery practice frequently involves Court of Protection work, mainly relating to property and affairs. Oliver Wooding, always ‘able to build a good rapport with clients‘, is also experienced in mental capacity disputes, and again often handles matters concerning property and affairs.


‘An excellent clerking service. The clerks are always happy to try and accommodate urgent matters. Elizabeth Champion, Paul Bennett, and Simon Lyons are particularly notable.’ 

‘An excellent set, a go-to set for Court of Protection work.’

‘Counsel are very knowledgeable and responsive.’

‘The clerks are very amendable, responsive, and keen to assist.’

Work highlights