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Profile: Court of Protection
Experience and Expertise
William has acted in ‘welfare’ and ‘property and affairs’ applications, statutory wills and lifetime gifts, and with particular experience of actions for the removal of deputies and costs applications in the Court of Protection.
William is recommended for Traditional Chancery and Real Estate Litigation by Chambers UK and for Commercial Litigation, Professional Negligence and Property Litigation by The Legal 500. Recent directory editorial includes:
- superb attention to detail and a charming manner with clients
- As an advocate he does not get distracted by difficult opponents and focuses on building and presenting the best possible case for the client
- head and shoulders above others of his year of call
- popular with clients and really takes the fight to the other side
- produces skeleton arguments that are very clear and show good analysis
- an advocate with a good, relaxed manner, he is firm but not unduly aggressive in court
- a born problem-solver with a loyal and diverse following
- lauded for being thoughtful and thorough
- an excellent lawyer and a strong and clever advocate
- very reliable and always delivers when he says he will
- a truly outstanding trial advocate.
Cases and Work of Note
Recent examples of cases in this area include:
- William acted for the deputies, who were the sisters of a young woman with learning disabilities, in an action on the suitability of renewed contact with their long-estranged father, a wealthy international businessman;
- William acted for the deputy (the daughter) of an elderly man who had lost the capacity to conduct his affairs including a partnership dispute with other members of his family. The daughter successfully resisted an application brought by one of the business partners for her replacement as deputy.