The highly regarded existing team welcomes Senior Solicitor, Yvonne Chapman, Solicitor Kirstie Lennox, Legal Adviser Denise Gorman and Paralegal Chuma Quntu. This growth will see Moore & Tibbits with one of the largest Court of Protection teams in the West Midlands.
The Court of Protection makes decisions on financial or welfare matters for people who are unable to make decisions at the time they need to be made (they ‘lack mental capacity’). This could be due to any number of reasons such as dementia, learning disabilities, an accident or a stroke to name a few.
Cases that come before the Court of Protection include issues such as where a person should live, their contact with family and friends as well as ensuring an individual is receiving the right package of care to support their needs.
The team are regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor as well as family members in relation to community care law, mental capacity, deprivation of liberty, judicial review and human rights law. The team’s expertise in these areas enables them to provide specialist legal advice and representation to ensure client’s voices are heard.
Debbie Anderson, Head of the Health and Community Care team said “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Yvonne, Kirstie, Denise and Chuma. I have been involved with cases over a number of years where Yvonne has also represented one of the parties. She is hugely well regarded by both the Official Solicitor, senior Judges and the legal profession as a whole and therefore I was absolutely delighted she and her team were able to join us. Our team is passionate about protecting the rights of individuals who are often, the most vulnerable in our society. The expansion of the team will enhance and strengthen the services we can provide”
The team can help with:
- Health and welfare applications including:
Section 21A applications
Section 16 Mental Capacity 2005 applications
Serious medical treatment cases
- Deputyship applications for both property and finance and health and welfare
- On-going deputy administration
- Ancillary applications such as Trustee Orders and Statutory Will applications
- Community Care and Care Act 2014 matters including representation of clients in judicial review proceedings.