Lucy Cooper



I joined Irwin Mitchell in July 2014 as a solicitor in the Court of Protection team and I am based in our Manchester office. I qualified as a solicitor in March 2014 after completing my training contract in the Court of Protection department at Irwin Mitchell.
I act on behalf of my clients who have been assessed as lacking the mental capacity to manage their own property and financial affairs. A key part of my role involves developing a relationship with my clients to discuss their needs and to ensure that their affairs are managed in their best interests. I will be involved in making applications in the first instance for the appointment of a professional or lay deputy, and thereafter in assisting with the delivery of Irwin Mitchell’s professional deputyship service.

I am also experienced in preparing and executing Personal Injury Trusts and Professional Trusts for minors under the age of 18.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I became a lawyer because I wanted a career that allowed me to work closely with my clients to pursue their best interests and make a difference to their lives. 

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

I am usually instructed by my clients after they receive an award for compensation for devastating and catastrophic injuries sustained through no fault of their own. They have had extremely difficult experiences and the most rewarding part of my work is being part of the process as they rebuild their lives, offering protection and guidance, and seeing first-hand the positive changes that are made.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

I am proud to work for one of the leading Court of Protection teams in the country. It is a friendly environment where I can draw on the expertise of my colleagues and work as a team to achieve the best outcome for our clients. 

What Do You Do Out Of The Office?

Away from the office, I love to spend time with my partner, family and friends. I enjoy keeping fit through running and pilates and like attempting to create healthy new recipes! 

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