Head of Court of Protection, Court of Protection

Brian Bacon

Brian is Head of the highly regarded and nationally recognised Court of Protection department at Thomson Snell & Passmore, where he has worked since 2000. The firm has one of largest Court of Protection teams in England & Wales. Brian is a Director of the Thomson Snell & Passmore Trust Corporation Ltd.

Brian is one of only four Band 1 UK-Wide ranked lawyers in the 2023 Chambers UK Guide to the legal profession, for the area of court of protection work. The team is one of only two Band 1 ranked teams for the practice area in Chambers.

Brian Bacon

Specialisms & expertise

  • Acting as a professional deputy appointed by the Court of Protection (the team is appointed as deputies in over 240 cases)
  • Specialist experience in administering the finances of those who suffer from incapacity due to brain and birth injuries
  • Undertaking expert witness work for both claimant and defendant solicitors and joint instructions
  • Acting as a professional trustee in trusts established to deal with personal injury.

Achievements & other appointments

Member of BABICM and Professional Deputy’s Forum

Ranked Band 1 for Court of Protection work in the 2024 edition of Chambers UK.

Recognised as a Leading Individual in Legal 500, 2024 Edition.

Regular speaker at key industry seminars and conferences including:

  • Annual Conference of the Private Client Section of the Law Society on Court of Protection issues
  • Headway Annual Deputy’s Conference.
Brian Bacon, Top Ranked Chambers 2023 The Legal 500 2024 Leading Individual STEP finalist Vulnerable Client


Brian entered the law via the Institute of Legal Executives, starting his studies in 1997, and becoming a Member of ILEX in 2001. He qualified as a Fellow of ILEX in 2003. He then completed his Graduate Diploma in Law, distance learning through Nottingham Law School, completing his modules with Distinction, in 2005. Brian completed the Legal Practice Course through the College of Law (Guildford), in 2006, graduating with Distinction and qualified as a Solicitor in November 2006. Brian became a Partner in 2011, and an Equity Partner of the firm in 2014.

Brian became Head of the Court of Protection team in 2019.