Mr Chris Gallagher > Hugh Jones Solicitors > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Hugh Jones Solicitors
2, THE MALT HOUSE
DEVA CITY OFFICE PARK
MANCHESTER
M3 7BD
England

Work Department

Court of Protection

Position

Chris is a Director of Hugh Jones Solicitors in the Court of Protection team. 

Chris is heavily involved in the  management of deputyships of our clients who lack capacity. He works closely with the team at HJS and other professionals involved in the clients’ financial, legal, care and welfare matters. He has much experience in working with brain injured clients and their families to try and ensure their property and affairs are managed as effectively as possible and he also regularly advises family members who are lay deputies, in their duties.

He regularly makes all manner of property and affairs  applications to the Court of Protection, including applications for the appointment of both lay and professional deputies, gift applications, statutory wills and application to vary the authority of the deputy. He also has experience investigating the financial affairs of clients where there have been allegations of financial abuse or misappropriation of funds made against former attorneys or deputies. Chris is experienced in working on a range of complex contested Court of Protection cases including issues surrounding foreign property and jurisdiction, challenges to the validity of Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney and challenges to the appointment of and/or removal of deputies. Additionally, Chris also advises on social and healthcare funding disputes for protected parties, including bringing applications for judicial review in the Administrative Court.

Chris is a graduate member of the Institute of Legal Executives.

Chris has been listed as a ‘Rising Star’ in the Legal 500 2020 and again in Legal 500 2021:

‘Christopher Gallagher provides a very high level of service and is very well respected by his peers.’

‘Chris Gallagher and Hugh Jones genuinely care about our family and take away all of the hassle relating to running a care team. They have also helped us deal with problems with our local healthcare providers and always look for practical solutions to our problems.’

‘Senior associate Chris Gallagher is particularly well known for management of complex contested matters in the Court of Protection.’

Career

Trained at Pannone LLP where he worked in the Court of Protection Department 2006 -2013; Hugh Jones Solicitors 2013 to date (GCilex – 2015).

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Rising stars)

Chris GallagherHugh Jones Solicitors

Boutique firm Hugh Jones Solicitors specialises in acting for vulnerable clients, representing them in Court of Protection proceedings as well as handling estate administration. The team’s partners are also noted for their work as expert witnesses. Hugh Jones is highly experienced in this sector, and is a panel deputy for the Office of the Public Guardian. Elizabeth Hughes exclusively focuses on Court of Protection work, including matters involving cross-jurisdictional aspects, financial abuse, and other complicating factors. Rebecca Brown leads the team’s expert witness group, and Chris Gallagher handles contentious Court of Protection work including disputes involving deputyships and powers of attorney.