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Three specialist and experienced Partners are joining Irwin Mitchell’s market-leading Court of Protection team in Manchester from Slater & Gordon. The Partners include Lucy Nicol, Gillian Hitchen and Damian Hodkinson.

Lucy Nicol, Gillian Hitchen , Damian Hodkinson

The recent independent Legal 500 UK Guide and Chambers UK Guides to the best lawyers in the country ranked Irwin Mitchell’s CoP team as number one.

Lucy Nicol is an expert in court of protection and mental capacity law. She has many years of experience acting as a professional deputy, managing large awards of damages. Often working on complex cases, her clients include those who have suffered serious head injuries and birth injuries. She is a member of the Court of Protection Practitioners’ Association and has received several commendations for their work.

Damian Hodkinson has extensive experience having worked as a specialist in Court of Protection since 2005 and acts for brain injured clients who require support with their property and affairs. He is also a member of the Court of Protection Practitioners’ Association.

Gillian Hitchen has more than a decade of experience as a Court of Protection lawyer and acts as a professional deputy, helping to manage the property and affairs of those lacking mental capacity including those with learning difficulties, and elderly people with age-related mental illness including Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Focus on Court of Protection - February 2018

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Niall Baker