5 Stone Buildings has particular expertise in Court of Protection work and has a number of leading barristers in the area. Members of chambers at all levels of seniority regularly advise on issues relating to mental capacity and appear in contested applications in the Court of Protection sitting at Archway and at the High Court. We act for both private litigants and for the Official Solicitor as litigation friend to incapacitated persons. David Rees is the general editor of Heywood & Massey: Court of Protection Practice, to which Barbara Rich, Tracey Angus and Joseph Goldsmith also contribute.
Our barristers have detailed knowledge of the changes in the law and practice of the Court of Protection that came into force in October 2007 under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. David Rees was a member of the Ministry of Justice working party on the new Court of Protection Rules.
Members of chambers act in relation to the full range of property and affairs and health and welfare applications.
Court of Protection cases in which members of 5 Stone Buildings have appeared include:
Typical Court of Protection work undertaken by barristers at 5 Stone Buildings includes: