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2023 Silks

Alex Troup KC - St John's ChambersAlex is the whole package. He is as excellent on his feet as he is on the papers. He has in-depth knowledge and commands respect in the courtroom.'

Leading Juniors

Kriti Upadhyay - Guildhall Chambers 'Kriti has excellent attention to detail and her advice is thorough and well considered. She is organised, extremely friendly and approachable. A fantastic barrister.'
Daniel Nother - College Chambers 'Daniel is extremely experienced, professional and very knowledgeable with regard to Court of Protection cases. He is very personable and well liked by clients. He has excellent advocacy skills and has the right balance at being persuasive but not confrontational. He provides clear and balanced advice.'
David GardnerNo5 Barristers' Chambers 'David is a hugely reliable barrister. He is wholly invested in each case whether large or small, and is keen to obtain the best outcome for his client. He is very good at maintaining a cordial atmosphere even when the matter is contentious or emotional. He is talented at analysing matters and providing strategic and pragmatic advice in a down to earth and easy to grasp manner.'
Carol Davies – College Chambers ‘Carol’s knowledge of Mental Capacity law is a true strength. She has the unique ability to take the stress and intensity out of a situation and calmly guide people through. An extremely detail-orientated barrister.’
Oliver Wooding - St John's Chambers 'Oliver is excellent with clients. He is able to strike a good balance between being authoritative and empathetic in what are often very sensitive matters. His advice is thorough and reliable.'

Court of Protection and community care in Regional Bar

St John's Chambers

St John’s Chambers is ‘a very strong and friendly set‘, and is home to a Court of Protection group well known for its strength in handling property and affairs disputes. The team represents a range of parties in matters, including the Official Solicitor, local authorities and family members. Alex Troup KC and Oliver Wooding continue to advise on cases involving contested deputyship and lasting power of attorney applications, as well as issues of health and welfare and mental capacity.



A set upon which you can rely.’


The clerks are knowledgeable and friendly. They will always provide assistance and guidance where required.’

Rob Bocock is a star clerk.’

College Chambers

The Court of Protection team at College Chambers has an excellent reputation for handling work involving mental capacity law, and regularly acts for local authorities, the Official Solicitor, court-appointed deputies, health authorities, and individuals and family members in cases. Daniel Nother stands out for his ‘in-depth knowledge‘ of deputyship applications and Mental Capacity Act issues, and the ‘approachableCarol Davies has expertise in power of attorney applications, cases involving care and residential home costs, and deprivation of liberty issues.



College Chambers was and remains my first choice for seeking advice in Mental Capacity proceedings. Counsel are skilled and helpful and requests for advice are dealt with quickly and in depth.’

College Chambers is a great set in this area of law. They are always available and never shy away from any legal issue discussed.’

The set is very friendly and down to earth.’


The clerks are excellent, very responsive and a pleasure to deal with. Special mention to Nia Caruana-Davies and J-P Schulz – no ask is too big and they go out of their way to help.’

Excellent service and always happy to help.’