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Tel:
Work 020 7814 1200
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Fax 020 7490 2288
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22 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Simon Hardy

Tel:
Work 020 7814 1200
Email:
Kingsley Napley LLP

Work Department

Private Client - Court of Protection

Position

Simon is a partner and head of the Court of Protection and Deputyship team at Kingsley Napley. He acts as a professional deputy or professional trustee for a broad range of clients, all with a multitude of differing needs and requirements. Many have suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of medical negligence or personal injury, some have a mental illness or dementia, others have a learning disability. Every client is unique and it is impossible to provide a ‘one size fits all’ solution. Simon invests considerable time and energy in getting to know each client and their family so that he and his team can provide a truly bespoke service tailored to their needs.

Career

Before becoming a solicitor, Simon served for 8 years as an officer in the Royal Navy. He is proud of his service and believes this has given him a wider perspective on life and made him a more rounded human being. He trained at Russell Jones & Walker before moving on to the specialist Court of Protection team at Pannone (both now part of Slater & Gordon). He also worked at Irwin Mitchell before joining Kingsley Napley in 2013 to head their growing Court of Protection team. It is the human side of Simon’s work that he most enjoys and these formative years played a big part in making him the dedicated Court of Protection solicitor that he is now.

Member

Law Society; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Education

University of Warwick, BSc Management Science; Plymouth University, Postgraduate Diploma in Law; De Montfort University, LPC.

Leisure

Keen interest in cookery and wine and also enjoys playing regularly in a local brass band.


London: Private client

Court of protection

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Hardy - Kingsley Napley LLP

Within: Court of protection

Kingsley Napley LLP  provides an ‘excellent service to its vulnerable clients’. Simon Hardy  has a ‘personal touch with clients, who is very knowledgeable and has a real empathy with his clients’. Anita Gill joined the team from Charles Russell Speechlys LLP  and is a ‘hugely experienced and a respected panel deputy and COP practitioner’. Gill is adept at administering and managing the affairs of the elderly particularly those diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s. The team primarily assists clients with property and affairs matters. Many of its clients lack capacity due to a catastrophic medical negligence or an acquired brain injury. The team is one to watch.

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