Court of Protection

Led by Alec Small, Albion Chambers offers a team of specialist barristers who practice in the Court of Protection.

The Court of Protection deals with cases in which vulnerable adults lacking capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, are not able to take certain decisions themselves.

The team offers experience across the whole range of Court of Protection work in:
• Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLs)
• Property and affairs
• Welfare
• Probate
• LPAs and EPAs
• Medical treatment
• Family contact

We are instructed by a range of parties, including: local authorities, the Official Solicitor, ‘P’, family members and health authorities.

Members of our team have been involved in reported cases, including:
North Somerset Council v LW & Ors [2014] EWHC 1670 (Fam) (21 May 2014) ([2014] EWHC 1670 (Fam); From England and Wales High Court (Family Division) Decisions; 26 KB)

Somerset v MK (Deprivation of Liberty : Best Interests Decisions : Conduct of a Local Authority) [2014] EWCOP B25 (6 July 2014) ([2014] EWCOP B25; From England and Wales Court of Protection Decisions; 136 KB)

Many members of Albion Chambers are licensed to undertake work under the Public Access Scheme, please click here for a list of public access barristers and read more about our public access services.

Please contact Nick Jeanes, our Court of Protection Team Clerk, for more information about the team, to retain Counsel or discuss fees.

Continuing education, internal and external, is important to Chambers. Albion Chambers is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to provide external training; we run regular programmes of seminars together with frequent in-house training sessions. Please contact our Chambers Director, Paul Fletcher for further information.

Team Leader: Alec Small

Team Clerk: Nick Jeanes
T: 0117 311 0307

Team Members