We act in relation to the full range of property and affairs and health and welfare applications.
5 Stone Buildings is at the forefront of work in the Court of Protection, with a large number of members at all levels of seniority active in this field. Members of chambers frequently appeared in significant property and affairs cases in the pre-Mental Capacity Act 2005 Court of Protection. We have continued to do so since the Act came into force in 2007, and also deal increasingly with personal welfare cases and with mixed property and affairs/personal welfare cases. Members regularly act for the Official Solicitor and the Public Guardian, as well as for professional deputies and attorneys, private individuals and charities involved in Court of Protection litigation.
Chambers UK 2016-7
5 Stone Buildings is the only set ranked in band 1 of Chambers Guide 2016-7 for its Court of Protection Property and Affairs work, where it is described as boasting unsurpassed expertise at both silk and junior level, as “clearly the leader in this field” and as having members who are “particularly good at Court of Protection with trust law aspects”.
Members routinely advise on, draft applications and appear as advocates in the Court of Protection in:
- Applications for authorisation of statutory wills and gifts
- Disputes about the appointment, supervision or removal of deputies
- Objections to registration and disputes about the conduct, supervision or removal of attorneys under enduring or lasting powers of attorney
Members of chambers edit Heywood and Massey’s Court of Protection Practice and the Elder Law Journal. David Rees QC is a member of the Court of Protection Rules Committee and the Court of Protection User Group. Chambers holds a Court of Protection update seminar at least once a year.