Representing an adult who has cognitive deficits following a road traffic accident when they were six
P was involved in a road traffic accident in 2001 when she was just six years old. As a result of the accident, P suffered a severe brain injury. P made a remarkable recovery from her injuries, but has been left with some cognitive deficits. She struggles with organisation, budgeting and planning. She can be very impulsive and disinhibited. She also suffers from fatigue.
The decision of Mr Justice Charles in the case of Staffordshire County Council v SRK  EWCOP 27 has impacted on the practices and responsibilities of professional Deputies in cases where there is a substantial and privately funded care regime. This article addresses the key facts and the impact this will have on deputies and the Court.
We answer frequently asked questions regarding the Rehabilitation Code including it's purpose along with what the code states and how to code will help someone with a brain injury.
Thomson Snell & Passmore’s nationally ranked Court of Protection team awarded The Legal 500 UK 2015 firm of the year
Leading South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore is delighted to announce their Court Of Protection team has been awarded The Legal 500 UK 2015 firm of the year.
Leading South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore is delighted to announce their Court Of Protection team has been awarded 'Firm of the Year' by The Legal 500 UK 2015 for their specialist work in this area. The team are unique as they are top ranked nationally by both The Legal 500 and Chambers UK directories, and have been for the last few years.
A property and affairs deputy will usually have authority to make gifts on P’s behalf. But the scope and extent of this authority is limited, and any proposed gift needs to be carefully considered. This is an issue we have dealt with on numerous occasions, and this article details the factors we consider when a gift is being contemplated.
Thomson Snell & Passmore retains place on national panel and is shortlisted for prestigious STEP Private Client Award
We are pleased to announce that Martin Terrell, a Partner in the Court of Protection Team, has been reappointed by the national Office of the Public Guardian to its new panel of deputies.