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Tim Bennett

Senior Associate Solicitor

Biography

I’m a Senior Associate managing the Court of Protection team in Southampton. I have experience in complicated matters relating to the Court of Protection, Will, Trust and Estate administration, Powers of Attorney and Property Law. I also have a particular specialism in Statutory Wills.

I work with people and their families who’ve suffered because of a serious injury, medical negligence or a criminal injury. Myself and my team work hard to create personalised support for our Deputyship and Personal Injury Trust clients. I work with various legal teams at Irwin Mitchell and different medical professionals to build a strong team for each of my clients to provide tailored support to meet all their needs.

Often my work involves managing trusts for high value personal injury claims and I advise trustees on how best to manage their trust and make decisions. My background has also given me valuable knowledge in helping vulnerable groups, such as the elderly and their families, with applications to the Court of Protection.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

I enjoy working with people and families helping them rebuild their lives after going through life changing situations. It’s a privilege to be able to help these people develop their potential and I encourage my clients to get involved as much as possible.

What inspired you to get into law?

I was inspired by the opportunity to get involved in different areas of life and helping people overcome challenges.

What Do You Like About Working For Irwin Mitchell?

I enjoy working with colleagues from different practice areas across the firm. Irwin Mitchel makes sure everyone feels valued and supported which is a great environment to be in.

What do you do away from the office?

Away from the office I enjoy cycling regularly and am a member of a local rowing club. I’m also very involved in a number a memberships such as the Solicitors for the Elderly regional committee and the South West Court of Protection Association (CoPPA). I also represent the CoPPA for Property and Affairs in Bournemouth and Poole County Court.

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