Abbotstone Law > London, England > Firm Profile

Abbotstone Law
F33A Parkhall
40 Martell Road
SE21 8EN

Private client > Court of protection Tier 2

Abbotstone Law has a ‘busy and efficient team that does excellent work’ with Francesca Gabbitas at the helm. It fields a ‘team of experts in mental capacity and mental health law’ that is adept at helping clients where there is a crossover between mental capacity and complex mental health issues. It represents vulnerable adults and family members in health and welfare Court of Protection proceedings and receives regular instructions from the Official Solicitor on Section 21A applications as well as acting in best interests cases relating to decisions about P’s residence and care. At a senior level Kate Luscombe and Andrea Spyrou receive many plaudits.

Practice head(s):

Francesca Gabbitas

Other key lawyers:

Kate Luscombe; Andrea Spyrou; Angela Smith; Rhiannon Jones


‘An exceptionally knowledgeable, thoughtful and diligent team. Whenever I am instructed I am confident that the lawyer involved will be skilful and organised. I never have to chase for things or check whether something has been done. They clearly dedicate time and thoughtfulness into all their cases.’

‘Andrea Spyrou – goes the extra mile in cases, has a passion for the work and seeks the best for the client. Kate Luscombe – impressive attention to detail and clearly identifies the salient issues in her cases. Angela Smith – impeccable knowledge of Court of Protection work’.

‘Infinite and up to date knowledge on all matters pertaining to mental health and the Court of Protection. Rhiannon Jones is a beacon in the field of Court of Protection. Her knowledge and expertise is valued and widely recognised amongst other legal professionals and the judiciary’.

‘An encyclopaedic knowledge of all aspects of the MCA, DoLS and relevant cases. A willingness to discuss complex legal matters, (even when the case has not been opened) and advise on potential resolution. Accessibility to clients, they are always available after working hours late in the day and will even reply to emails at the weekend where possible’.

‘My dealings with Abbotstone Law are with Rhiannon Jones and Kate Luscombe. I cannot praise them enough. They have both shown a dedicated commitment to achieving favourable outcomes for my clients, and their work has been exemplary’.

‘Rhiannon Jones is an exceptional Solicitor. She is empathetic, diligent, knowledgeable and passionate about each and every case. Rhiannon drives cases forward for P, she is creative and tenacious in her approach’.

‘Kate Luscombe is a standout solicitor for complex mental health tribunal cases. She is an expert in capacity issues too, so Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act crossover cases. Andrea Spyrou is an excellent solicitor’.

‘Andrea Spyrou is one of my favourite solicitors to receive instructions from. She is absolutely on top of every case she handles, and works tirelessly to achieve the best possible results for her clients, who by the nature of the work we do, number among the most vulnerable people in society’.