We have a dedicated team of lawyers specialising in all aspects of Court of Protection and as a firm, we have over 40 years of experience in this field.

When a witness statement is required, our specialises are frequently instructed to produce a detailed statement in a timely fashion.

Whether the source of instruction is Claimant or Defendant, we will review the facts and circumstances presented and provide comment on the following:

  • capacity of the protected party – including the extent to which he/she can make their own decisions
  • whether the appointment of a professional deputy is appropriate and other alternatives
  • the issue of proportionality of costs
  • the role of the deputy and level of input required
  • on-going annual deputyship costs
  • whether a statutory will should be put in place
  • the role of deputy as direct employer in cases involving care teams

Expert witness statements can be provided

  • for Claimants, detailing professional fees and Court of Protection costs that are likely to be incurred, whether a lay or professional Deputy is to be appointed
  • for Defendants, assessing the reasonableness of claims for professional fees and Court of Protection costs put forward by a Claimant
  • as a single joint expert
  • on the costs of a personal injury trust and whether its use is appropriate as opposed to a professional deputyship

Other services

  • preparation of informal assessments and reports on Court of Protection costs where formal statements for service are not required
  • advising on the appointment of joint and several deputies and the associated costs
  • attending conferences and Court to give evidence

For any further information please contact John Longworth, David Hilon  or Shaun O’Carroll

Contact Our Experts

Steve Furness

Steve Furness

In-house Accountant - Tax Consultant

stfurness@bromleys.co.uk
Bromleys Solicitors  Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester.

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David Hilton

Senior Associate

dhilton@bromleys.co.uk
Bromleys Solicitors  Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester.

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Hannah Thomas

Solicitor

hthomas@bromleys.co.uk
Bromleys Solicitors  Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester.

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Lynda Williams

Chartered Legal Executive

lwilliams@bromleys.co.uk
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John Longworth

Solicitor

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Shaun O’Carroll

Court of Protection Executive

Bromleys Solicitors  Wellington Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester.

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Sue Darlington

Solicitor

sdarlington@bromleys.co.uk