Field Court’s Court of Protection Group has acknowledged experience in all types of cases that come before the Court of Protection and in those related cases in the High Court in which the inherent jurisdiction can still be invoked to protect vulnerable adults.
The specialist jurisdiction of the Court of Protection has an increasingly high profile as the case law continues to develop and members of the Group are at the forefront of these developments having been instructed in a number of recent leading cases.
The Court of Protection Group members handle sensitive and complex matters involving, for example, deprivation of liberty, human rights, financial abuse, disputes with deputies and media applications.
A notable advantage for clients is the expertise of Field Court Chambers across many areas of civil, family and public law. This means that there is ready access to other expert counsel who can assist where Court of Protection matters touch on specialist areas such as charities, inheritance, personal injury, community care and immigration.
Barristers in the Group represent the full range of parties involved in cases in the Court of Protection, including those persons the cases relate to (acting through the Official Solicitor or other litigation friends), members of their families, local authorities and other public bodies.
The Court of Protection Group provides seminars and training sessions for solicitors and professional lay clients on a regular basis.