Professional Support Lawyer, Court of Protection

Charlene Hughes

Charlene has over twelve years Court of Protection experience as a qualified lawyer in Property & Affairs Deputyships. She completed my training at Thrings LLP/Hyphen Law in Swindon and more recently has worked at Boyes Turner LLP in Reading and Freeths LLP in Oxford. During her time as a fee earner, Charlene acted for a variety of clients (adults and children) who have an acquired brain injury due to an accident or clinical negligence as well as other vulnerable/elderly clients. Charlene also has experience of Panel Deputyships and assisting Lay Deputies.

As a Professional Support Lawyer in the Court of Protection team at Thomson Snell & Passmore, Charlene’s aim is to utilise her expertise to support colleagues to include policy and procedure as well as training.

Charlene Hughes

Specialisms & expertise

  • Court of Protection property & affairs deputyships
  • Statutory wills
  • Welfare benefits
  • Statutory funding
  • Personal injury trusts.

Achievements & other appointments

I am a member of the Professional Deputies Forum (PDF) and the Court of Protection Practitioners Association (CoPPA). I am also a member (pending accreditation) of The Association of Lifetime Lawyers (previously known as Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)) and a Dementia Friend.

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Charlene studied at Oxford Brookes University, completing her Law with sociology degree in 2006. She then went on to study a Legal Practice Course, graduating with a Distinction in 2007. In 2009 Charlene completed a Professional Skills Course at the University of West England.