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14January 2016

Welcome Lucy and Kirsty

January 14th 2016|Latest News|

We are delighted to welcome Lucy Gorst and Kirsty Nickson to our growing Court of Protection team. Lucy joined us in November and Kirsty in January to provide very valuable assistance to Philippa Curran and Ruth Muncaster in relation to Court of Protection welfare and financial matters.

14January 2016

Bon Voyage Ruth

January 14th 2016|Latest News|

We are sending our best wishes to Ruth Muncaster as she departs on her three month trip around Asia, New Zealand and the USA. We did not hesitate to give Ruth this extended leave to embark on such an adventure, in recognition of her hard work, knowing that she will make the most of this […]

27November 2015

RB V SoS OVERRULED

November 27th 2015|Latest News|

WONDERFUL NEWS

RB V SoS OVERRULED. PATIENTS WITH CAPACITY CAN NOW CHOOSE WHETHER TO ACCEPT RESTRICTIONS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE AMOUNT TO A DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY.

 When I succeeded in securing the conditional discharge of RB before the MHT back in 2011 my argument was a simple one; RB had capacity to make choices, he was provided with […]

25September 2015

Latest in COP authorisation of deprivation of liberty

September 25th 2015|Latest News|

Judgement has been handed down by Charles J in Re NRA and others, which continues the Re X case law.

P does not have to be a party to all applications for welfare orders to authorise a deprivation of liberty.

Where there is a suitable family member or friend, they will be appointed as a Rule 3A […]

14August 2015

Staff News

August 14th 2015|Latest News|

We are absolutely delighted to announce that David Griffiths will be joining us on 24th August. David has been a solicitor for over 40 years and sits as a part-time Mental Health Tribunal judge. John and David go back to the start of their careers when David was a defence solicitor and John a prosecutor […]

3June 2015

Staff News

June 3rd 2015|Latest News|

Our congratulations to Jenna-Louise Bury, who has now completed her training contract with us, qualifying as a solicitor in the private client department on 1 June 2015.

We also wish to welcome to the firm Mrs Melanie Weeks, solicitor, who will be assisting in the private client and Court of Protection departments, working alongside Philippa Curran […]

14May 2015

Mental Health Awareness Week

May 14th 2015|Latest News|

This week (11-17 May 2015) is the Mental Health Foundation’s Mental Health Awareness week (#mhaw15). More information can be found at their website, with this year’s theme being mindfulness, which is particularly effective to reduce stress and combat symptoms of depression. With benefits for many of life’s situations, give it a go and Be Mindful.

1May 2015

Welcome

May 1st 2015|Latest News|

Our new site has now been available for a week, during which we have been able to make changes to enhance and improve the site. We are always happy to receive any feedback or questions via our contact form. Enjoy!

23April 2015

New website

April 23rd 2015|Latest News|

We are delighted to now launch our new website to give a range of information about our services and the areas of law in which we practice. We very much hope you will enjoy browsing the site and all feedback will be very gratefully received. We would also like to express our thanks to Amy, […]

3March 2015

Resolution Manifesto for Family Law

March 3rd 2015|Latest News|

On Monday 23rd February 2015, Resolution launched its manifesto for family law, setting out what needs to change to improve the lives of separated families.

Our family solicitor, Jane Gale, is an accredited specialist with Resolution and fully supports the manifesto.

Resolution has identified 6 key areas where changes are needed to the law and procedure:-

To protect […]