Court of Protection

Our Court of Protection Expertise

Tanfield’s Court of Protection work has been central to many of the landmark decisions and to changes in the provision of residential care.

With some of the leading specialists in this field, Tanfield is known for its work across all Court of Protection matters, including property and affairs, statutory wills, personal welfare, serious medical treatment, deprivation of liberty and human rights claims.

Tanfield has an established cross-disciplinary team, drawing in expertise in Wills, Probate & Intestacy, Trusts, TOLATA, Real Property, Social Housing and Public Law Children work.

Tanfield’s barristers work at the cutting edge of this area across the complete spectrum of Court of Protection matters from contested capacity (including capacity to consent to sexual relations and marriage) through to alleged neglect and sexual, physical, emotional and financial abuse; forced marriage; residence, contact and care arrangements; serious medical treatment and capacity to consent to treatment; and breaches of Articles 5 and 8 ECHR including claims for damages and declaratory relief) as well as cross-jurisdictional issues and the appointment and discharge of deputies, revocation of EPAs and LPAs and entering / surrendering tenancy agreements.

Our Court of Protection Clients

Members of Tanfield have a wide range of experience in advising and representing clients ranging from local authorities through to health organisations and bodies as well as family members. Tanfield’s barristers are equally comfortable receiving instructions directly or through professional clients.

Our Court of Protection Barristers


Charles Joseph

Call 1980

Michael Bailey

Call 1986

Gwyn Evans

Call 2007

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