Court of Protection

The Court of Protection team deals with a broad range of work under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 with an emphasis on health and welfare issues, as well as cases under the High Court’s jurisdiction in relation to vulnerable adults.

Members accept instructions from family members, deputies, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, protected Parties and the Official Solicitor. We have experience in handling cases at all levels of complexity, from District Judge to the High Court, appearing regularly at both First Avenue House and the Regional Centres. We undertake advisory and advocacy work. Our members combine expertise with a practical and sensitive approach.

For more information please contact our clerks.

Call +44 (0) 20 7410 2000 or click here to email

Court of Protection Expertise

Representation of Corporate and Public bodies, individuals and families

A wide range of Court of Protection issues including questions relating to consent, fluctuating capacity, treatment or tests, forced marriages and radicalisation.

The detention of children and vulnerable adults in police, health and social care contexts

Human rights in police, health and social care contexts.

Public law issues arising under the Mental Health Act

Emergency applications

Court of Protection Barristers

Juniors (10+ years)

Simon Walsh

Call 1987

Bilal Rawat

Call 1995

Russell Fortt

Call 1999

Claire Palmer

Call 2003

Beatrice Collier

Call 2004

Jonathan Landau

Call 2004

Rob Harland

Call 2006

Jonathan Dixey

Call 2007

Emma Price

Call 2007

Saara Idelbi

Call 2008

Sarah Taylor

Call 2014

Juniors (under 10 years)

Peter Laverack

Call 2015

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