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Steven Wright
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James Crighton
Clerking Team
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Emma Wise
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The Court of Protection is a specialist court, established in October 2007 for all issues relating to people who lack capacity to make specific decisions. The Court makes decisions and appoints deputies to make decisions in the best interests of those who lack capacity to do so.

7BR’s Court of Protection barristers are instructed to undertake applications in the Court of Protection relating to the welfare of vulnerable adults, including issues of medical treatment and deprivation of liberty.

Given our expertise in cases involving children, particularly in public law cases, members of the team are extremely well placed to deal with contentious issues relating to best interests and where allegations of inappropriate care and/or physical ill treatment are raised, often against family members who are sometimes themselves elderly/vulnerable. We are experienced in dealing with sensitive family matters and contentious medical issues and, where possible and appropriate, seek to avoid further distress and anxiety by negotiating the right outcome.

We are able to assist in all aspects of the Court of Protection process, whether that be by advice pre-action, assisting in the initial application or through representation thereafter.

Members of chambers are also able to assist in applications to the Court of Protection relating to the property and financial affairs of persons without capacity.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, please call Chambers mainline number +44 (0)20 7242 3555 and you will be directed to the out of hours phone lines.

As a direct access client, please visit our direct access page and complete the initial form, a member of the clerking team will then be in touch to discuss the next steps.

Choosing the right barrister for your case can be difficult, with so many to choose from. Our clerks will be happy to guide you with your choice. Their wealth of knowledge and experience will help you decide the right barrister not just for the case but someone who will work with you.

Some barristers have the ability to “conduct litigation” for direct access clients. Our clerks will be able to assist you as to which of our members are trained and accredited to do so.

Please visit our direct access page for the initial steps on instructing a barrister, or contact our clerks on +44 (0)20 7242 3555.


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