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The Court of Protection Team can deploy a wealth of experience in all areas of Court of Protection work, including all Welfare and Property and Affairs cases. We regularly act for private solicitors, local authorities and undertake work for the Official Solicitor.

Led by Alec Small, The Court of Protection deals with cases in which vulnerable adults lacking capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, are not able to take certain decisions themselves.

The team offers experience across the whole range of Court of Protection work in:

  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLs)
  • Property and affairs
  • Welfare
  • Probate
  • LPAs and EPAs
  • Medical treatment
  • Family contact

We are instructed by a range of parties, including: local authorities, the Official Solicitor, ‘P’, family members and health authorities.

Members of our team have been involved in reported cases, including:
North Somerset Council v LW & Ors [2014] EWHC 1670 (Fam) (21 May 2014) ([2014] EWHC 1670 (Fam); From England and Wales High Court (Family Division) Decisions; 26 KB)

Somerset v MK (Deprivation of Liberty : Best Interests Decisions : Conduct of a Local Authority) [2014] EWCOP B25 (6 July 2014) ([2014] EWCOP B25; From England and Wales Court of Protection Decisions; 136 KB)

Some members of Albion Chambers are licensed to undertake work under the Public Access Scheme, please click here for a list of public access barristers and read more about our public access services.

Please contact Nick Jeanes, the Chambers Director or Ken Duthie our Court of Protection Team Clerk, for more information about the team, to retain Counsel or discuss fees.

Continuing education, internal and external, is important to us. We run programmes of seminars, together with in-house training sessions and are accredited CPD providers. Please contact our Chambers’ Director, Nick Jeanes for further information.

Many members of our team also sit as Recorders, Deputy District Judges and on various Tribunals.