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.
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.
By Martin Terrell and Brian Bacon, Partners in Court of Protection. This article first appeared in the May 2012 edition of PS, the magazine of the Law Society's Private Client Section.
Partner Martin Terrell has been appointed as new Court of Protection panel deputy.