An article has been published on the Lancashire Business Review site giving more information about Lucy Gorst and Kirsty Nickson who have recently joined the firm. To read the article follow this link: Lancashire Business Review
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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!
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, [...]