Court of Protection Solicitors

Professional legal advice for those who lack mental capacity for important decisions

Our expert Court of Protection team can help those with limited mental capacity, in both the health and social care aspects. If you require  the help of our solicitors, contact us today.

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Court of ProtectionWhat is the Court of Protection?

The Court of Protection is based in London and operates under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. This act is offers a legal framework for the safeguarding of people who are unable to do make decisions for themselves. It can also help you to plan for the future should you lack capacity later on in your life and you need to be protected.

The Court of Protection’s powers include being able to:

  • Judge whether you have capacity to make decisions
  • Manage Deputyship
  • Manage Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Decide various arrangements, such as where you should live, what treatment you should receive and so on.

Our skilled Court of Protection team can provide representation for the Yorkshire region and beyond, so no matter where you are, you can still receive the legal advice that you require. When you lack the capacity to manage your own affairs, our lawyers will help you in this.

Our Court of Protection Specialists

Alison Kaye, Court of Protection Solicitor & Director

Alison Kaye

Director & Solicitor Advocate

Michael Kennedy Director & Barrister Switalskis

Michael Kennedy

Director & Barrister

Danielle Smithurst, Court of Protection Solicitor

Danielle Smithurst


Sharon Woodward - Wills & Probate Solicitor - Switalskis

Sharon Woodward


Leesa Hullah


Ujala Ahmed, Court of Protection Lawyer

Ujala Ahmad

Trainee Solicitor

Joel Costa


Amandeep Dosanjh Court of Protection Solicitor York

Amandeep Dosanjh


Emily Park, Court of Protection Lawyer

Emily Park


Rhiannon Moore


How can Switalskis help me?

We are ranked among the Legal 500 UK guide and our department includes highly renowned solicitors who are experienced in all aspects of Court of Protection cases. We will always ensure that we make actions and decisions with your best interests at the centre.

Contact us now on 0800 1380 458 to talk to our Court of Protection team and have your claim assessed free of charge.

What our clients say

"We really appreciate all your efforts and the positive outcome so far of your research and professionalism. You have picked up the baton at the eleventh hour when we were at our lowest point and abandoned by everyone else – thank you so much."

'GM' - Clinical Negligence Client

"I felt comfortable with Ruth and I trusted her. Ruth kept me up-to-date with every detail. I would strongly recommend Switalskis, and Ruth in particular."

'PL' - Clinical Negligence Client

"I would like to thank Jim Gladman and the Switalskis’ team for everything they did for me. A job well done."

'NM' - Medical Negligence Client

"Stephanie Kennedy was brilliant from start to finish."

Clinical Negligence Client

"I was extremely satisfied with how [Claire Garrity] dealt with my case. It was difficult for me and Claire guided me through with consummate skill."

'SH' - Clinical Negligence Client

"This was the first time I’ve had to use a Solicitor, I found [Samantha Spain] very professional and helpful. The experience was much easier and more pleasant than I had feared."

'TM' - Clinical Negligence Client