Megan Christie-Copeland > JMW Solicitors LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

JMW Solicitors LLP
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Work Department

Court of Protection


Megan joined JMW in September 2020 as Partner and Head of Court of Protection (COP). She acts as deputy, trustee and attorney and is also a director of JMW Trust Corporation Limited. Megan manages one of the largest and fastest-growing COP teams in the country. 


She also:

  • Handles the team’s most complex cases (10% pro bono) involving multi-million-pound estates, international assets, contested legal proceedings and fraud allegations. 
  • Supports clients with the most profound disabilities, reduced life expectancy and challenging behaviours. She builds trust with clients, their families and their support network.
  • Provides free training/seminars to care providers, local authorities and charities, promoting awareness and collaboration to support vulnerable children/adults. 


  • 2020 – present – JMW – Partner and Head of Court of Protection
  • 2018 – 2020 – Linder Myers – Principal lawyer and Head of Court of Protection
  • 2015 – 2018 – Linder Myers – Associate Solicitor
  • 2012 – 2014 – Irwin Mitchell – Solicitor
  • 2010 – 2012 – Pannone Solicitors – Trainee Solicitor


Megan actively lobbies for best practice and legal change and is an active, voluntary member of professional bodies including:

  • Court of Protection Practitioners’ Association (CoPPA)
  • Court User Group (CUG)
  • Founding member of the Professional Deputies Forum (PDF)
  • Public Authority Deputies Support Network (PADSN)
  • Association of Public Authority Deputies (APAD)


She’s also been a member of numerous committees including:

  • Manchester Young Solicitor Group (MYSG) – Director of Sponsorship and Events
  • Sale Town Partnership – Chair


  • 2009-2010 – Manchester College of Law
  • 2008-2009 – University of Melbourne
  • 2006-2009 – University of Manchester

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

(Leading individuals)

Megan Christie-CopelandJMW Solicitors LLP

Complex Court of Protection matters and multi-jurisdictional private client work form the cornerstone of the practice at JMW Solicitors LLP. The team are increasingly involved with financial abuse cases, as well as deputyship work, while demonstrating aparticular strength in alternative investment structures, a key feature of private client head Joe Cobb‘s practice. Cross-border work centres on trust planning and restructuring for new domiciles, and the team is also active on Court of Protection cases, led by Megan Christie-Copeland, such as forensic investigations into missing accounts and investments, obtaining capacity assessments and establishing Lasting Powers of Attorney. Andrew Cusworth competently handles the firm’s cross border work and continues to provide trusted support to individuals who lack capacity. Russell Kaminski is an expert within the evolving cryptocurrency and digital asset landscapes.

London > Private client > Court of protection

JMW Solicitors LLP fields an agile team which manages assets at a value of approximately £750m, plus property for around 900 children and vulnerable adult clients. Key names to note are Manchester-based Megan Christie-Copeland, and Kiran Vasudeva who is at the London office.