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Robert Davies, Paralegal

Robert is a Paralegal in our Court of Protection department in Huddersfield

Tel: 01484 825200

Department:
Court of Protection

Address:
5-7 Ramsden Street Huddersfield, HD1 2SN

Email Address:
robert.davies@switalskis.com

Profile

Robert assists the Court of Protection team in matters relating to vulnerable people who lack mental capacity for various decisions. Robert frequently deals with applications made pursuant to Section 21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, assisting people with dementia, acquired brain injuries, learning disabilities, and autism. Robert’s work includes the preparation of Court documents, attending Court hearings with Counsel, and liaising with professionals and other parties.

Experience

Robert assists the Court of Protection team in matters relating to vulnerable people who lack mental capacity for various decisions. Robert frequently deals with applications made pursuant to Section 21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, assisting people with dementia, acquired brain injuries, learning disabilities, and autism. Robert’s work includes the preparation of Court documents, attending Court hearings with Counsel, and liaising with professionals and other parties.

Robert studied Engineering at the University of Salford. After completing his postgraduate degree in 2018 Robert began work as an independent panel member for Care and Treatment Reviews carried out by NHS England for patients with learning disabilities and autism residing in mental health hospitals. Robert joined the Court of Protection team at Switalskis as a Paralegal in March 2020. In September 2021 Robert started on the Solicitor Apprenticeship scheme with the goal of qualifying as a Solicitor.

More about Robert

We asked Robert:

Q: What can clients expect from you?

A: I take a person-centred approach when working with vulnerable clients to ensure that their wishes and feelings are factored into any Court decisions made in their best interests so far as is possible. When working with family members of vulnerable people I aim to support them to understand and participate in the proceedings and ensure that information is explained.

Q: What do you enjoy about your job?

A: I enjoy the variety of issues across our cases and working to address them. As Court of Protection proceedings are centred around the vulnerable person and their needs, it is incredibly rewarding when the client benefits from an improved quality of life from the outcome.

Q: What are your interests outside work?

A: I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to watch live music when I have the opportunity, and reading – Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series is a particular favourite of mine.