Alison Kaye

Court of Protection

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Alison Kaye

Director and Solicitor

Alison has worked in the legal sector for 22 years.  She is a Director, Solicitor and the Head of our Court of Protection Health and Welfare department.

Court of Protection

Switalskis Solicitors Ltd
5-7 Ramsden Street


Alison is a Higher Rights Civil Advocate and a Law Society Accredited Legal Representative panel member.

Navigating the complexities of the Mental Capacity Act requires deep knowledge and sensitivity. Sections 15 and 16 of the Mental Capacity Act focus on the lawful detention and treatment of individuals with mental health disorders. Section 21A focuses on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), ensuring that the protected party's (P) human rights aren't breached. Alison's work in the Court of Protection Health and Welfare includes:

  • Representing P or their family in Court of Protection hearings
  • Advising on the rights of patients and their families
  • Advocacy in disputes regarding treatment plans and discharge arrangements
  • Representation in best interest decisions
  • Section 15/16: handling applications for the admission of patients for assessment or treatment
  • Section15/16: legal procedures for the discharge of patients under detention
  • Section 21A: challenging DoLS


Alison is a compassionate and caring solicitor with decades of experience working with children and then the protected party and their families in the Court of Protection. She has an excellent reputation in the field of Court of Protection and is trusted by advocates, local authorities and other specialists in the field.

“Michael Kennedy, Leesa Hullah and Alison Kaye are excellent. What shines through is their dedication to putting the wishes and feelings of P first and striving to achieve the best outcome for P.”

The Legal 500


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