Irwin Mitchell Specialist Court of Protection Team Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Market Leading Team Supports More Than 1000 Clients Nationwide

08.10.2015

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As national law firm Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Court of Protection team celebrates its 25th anniversary this month the head of the team says she is “immensely proud” of the teams work in helping so many vulnerable people to improve their lives.

Irwin Mitchell’s market-leading Court of Protection team is the largest in the country and supports more than 1000 clients nationwide. The team is ranked by the Independent Chambers and Legal 500 guides as number one for Court of Protection matters and operates out of nine Irwin Mitchell offices across the country.

The team has extensive specialist knowledge and resources to assist clients who lack the requisite capacity to manage their own property and affairs. The Court of Protection team helps people who are incapable of making their own decisions and advise a wide variety of vulnerable people ranging from those suffering from dementia or alzheimer’s, brain injuries caused through medical negligence at birth or during their lifetime, to those who have suffered severe head injuries in accidents or assaults.

The team also has a licenced building surveyor to manage the wide variety of projects needed by clients such as adapted housing to help manage disabilities. The Court of Protection team and has handled more than 100 building projects since 2013 for clients.

Julia Lomas, Partner and Head of the Court of Protection team at Irwin Mitchell who also recently gave evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005, said:

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“We are immensely proud to have been the market leading Court of Protection firm for the past 25 years and look forward to the future as we seek to support even more clients who need our help.

“Our clients range from babies to individuals in their 90’s and the team strives to support each and every one to make the right decisions and to protect their interests in a way tailored to their individual needs. We aim to protect and provide value for our clients in order to improve the standard and quality of their every day living, whether that is helping them with their day to day lives, managing welfare benefits or handling large building projects to build or adapt houses.

“Our clients are, by their nature, often vulnerable individuals who need our help and support in order to live their lives to the best of their ability and it is incredibly rewarding when we have people who have been under the Court of Protection’s jurisdiction, and due to their hard work and with support from family and specialist rehabilitation are sometimes able to be discharged from the process with the capacity to look after their own day-to-day activities and finances.”
Julia Lomas, Partner

Read more about Irwin Mitchell's specialist Court of Protection team.