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I am a specialist in Court of Protection work. I help to manage the finances of people who have lost capacity to manage their affairs themselves - either because of an injury or due to a medical condition, such as Alzheimer's or dementia.
My work ranges from taking care of simple cash estates, to more complex finances involving investments and property. I also help elderly clients manage their nursing home fees and arrange reassessments when they fall below self-funding thresholds.
I also help families with statutory Will applications – this is a Will that is approved by the Court of Protection on behalf of those who have lost capacity to amend it themselves. This is a complex and sensitive matter, as a person's Will is extremely important.
I never really considered anything else; I loved the thought of being surrounded by books a case law. I was inspired by other very impressive lawyers that I have met along the way, right from university up to today.
In Court of Protection work, we are often helping clients for many years. It's amazing to be more than a lawyer for them and be there for big milestones - first homes, first jobs, significant birthdays. It's a privilege to have helped people along the way.
I love to cook - Diana Henry and Nigella Lawson are two favourites. I also love walking, usually on a route that has a lovely tea room at the end!
Gillian is "very organised, manages a team well, and knows her clients very well" - Legal 500, 2017
'Deputyship is not receivership by another name' - Elder Law Journal
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