Suzannah Cotterill appointed to the Sport Resolutions Panel of Mediators

Suzannah Cotterill has been appointed to the Sport Resolutions Panel of Mediators from 1 April 2024. As well as her family law practice, Suzannah focuses on sports law, mostly equestrian law. She advises and represents parties in disputes involving horse sales and purchases, breach of contract as well as in related personal injury claims. She also acts for clients before sporting disciplinary and regulatory bodies.

Christine Cooper

Christine Cooper defends attorneys in Court of Protection proceedings: Public Guardian ordered to pay costs

Christine Cooper represented 2 attorneys for a woman with dementia (MAM) in Court of Protection proceedings brought by the Office of the Public Guardian. The Public Guardian had applied to revoke the attorneys’ lasting powers of attorney alleging they acted contrary to MAM’s best interests. Unusually the court ordered the Public Guardian to pay half the attorneys’ legal costs.

Tony Harrop-Griffiths represents successful local authority in age assessment judicial review with a twist

Tony Harrop-Griffiths defended the successful local authority in a judicial review of its age assessment. The claimant brought judicial review proceedings after the local authority found him to be an adult in his mid-20s, without giving an exact age.  He argued he might have been found to be under 25 and that the local authority had to consider whether to assess his EHC (education, health and care) needs as a young person under the Children and Families Act 2014.