Court of Protection

Court of Protection

For clarity in complex times

When someone lacks the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves, they need someone else to act on their behalf.

When dealing with the affairs of someone who has lost their mental capacity, it’s vital to work with experienced and knowledgeable Court of Protection solicitors. The most important thing is that the outcome is what’s best for the protected person, and legal representation during any Court of Protection case can make sure this happens.

At Switalskis, our lawyers know that cases involving the Court of Protection can be emotionally difficult and legally complex. We offer comprehensive services and support to make the process as simple as possible serving the best interests of the protected person and ensuring their welfare is the focus of proceedings.

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To learn more about the services we provide and the advice we can offer, contact Switalskis today. Call us on 0800 1380 458, or contact us through the website.

How Switalskis can help you

We can help to determine the most appropriate course of action to achieve the best outcome for the protected person. 

The Court of Protection often handles cases for people who have dementia, brain injuries, strokes or serious mental health problems, which can add an additional layer of complexity and need for sensitivity. This is an area in which our Court of Protection lawyers excel, and we’re always willing to go above and beyond.

We have a wealth of experience and have dealt with cases involving a range of circumstances. This means we know how to approach even the most complicated situations and our thoroughness puts us in a strong position to achieve the best outcome in all cases.

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Do I need a Court of Protection lawyer?

It’s important to work with a lawyer when dealing with the Court of Protection. Given the complexity of the legal framework surrounding mental capacity issues, a solicitor can help safeguard the rights of a protected person. This is particularly the case when a person has lost their mental capacity.

During a case, there may be a need to submit evidence or attend a court hearing. A solicitor can advise on the best course of action throughout the process, help to gather the relevant evidence and represent the best interests of the protected person in court. We also have excellent relationships with expert witnesses and other professionals who can provide independent evidence and expertise to support the case.

It’s especially important to seek representation if there is a dispute over the care or treatment of a protected person. The team at Switalskis can represent their interests and make sure decisions are made in the best interests of the person who lacks mental capacity.

Call us on 0800 1380 458, or contact us through the website to get the help or advice you need.

Court of Protection Team

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Alison KayeDirector and Solicitor
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Michael KennedyDirector and Barrister
Danielle SmithurstAssociate Solicitor and Accredited Legal Representative
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Nichola Burridge-ToddSolicitor and Accredited Legal Representative
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Amandeep DosanjhSolicitor and Accredited Legal Representative
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Why choose Switalskis?

Matters relating to the Court of Protection are often sensitive and must be handled with care. Choosing the right solicitor in such cases is vital. It makes the process simpler and easier to handle, offers emotional support, and increases the chances of securing the best outcome for the protected person. Because a Court of Protection case might relate to a person’s mental health, ability to take care of themselves, or decisions for their future, there is nothing more important than reaching the best possible resolution.

At Switalskis, we understand the gravity of these situations. Here’s what makes our Court of Protection solicitors the perfect choice to meet your needs:

Clarity in complexity

Making the right decisions means understanding all the options, but Court of Protection matters involve complex legal language that makes this difficult. At Switalskis, we’ll unpick these complications, answer the difficult questions, and simplify everything to make sure everyone understands the process.

Empathy at every step

At Switalskis, we know that when dealing with Court of Protection matters, it’s not just the legal aspects of your case that can make things difficult. On top of the legal procedures, there is the emotional stress of assisting someone who has a mental health condition or lacks capacity. Switalskis will offer more than legal guidance - we’re empathetic and supportive to everyone involved.

Expertise you can trust

Every case involving mental health and mental capacity has its own unique challenges, and a Court of Protection solicitor with the right expertise can help with whatever problems arise. Our team has years of knowledge and experience that puts us in a strong position to strategise, overcome setbacks and keep pushing towards the best outcome.

Championing your rights

One of the main purposes of the Court of Protection is to protect the rights of people who lack the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves. This is the foundation of our work, and we’ll make sure that their rights and needs are protected at all stages. Through representation, we champion the protected person and their loved ones, creating a space they can be heard.

Find out how Switalskis can help you

The Court of Protection is a difficult area of the law to navigate. With our legal experts you are in safe hands, understand your circumstances, and fight for the best possible outcome for you.

Contact Switalskis today by calling 0800 1380 458 or get in touch with us through the website to discuss your concerns in confidence with a legal specialist.

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