On 17 November 2020, the High Court in the case of R (Rights: Community: Action) v Secretary of State for housing Communities and Local Government  EWHC 3037 dismissed the Judicial...
Head of Court of Protection
I re-joined Buckles Solicitors in September 2017 as Head of Court of Protection, having qualified with the firm as a member of the Private Client team twelve years before. In the intervening twelve years, I headed up Court of Protection teams at two other law firms.
While experienced in all general private client matters, such as Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts and administration of estates, I am a specialist in Court of Protection matters, including Deputyship and Statutory Will applications, and act as Deputy and attorney in managing the financial affairs on behalf of several clients. I have successfully obtained Health and Welfare Deputyship Orders in a number of cases.
Where Buckles has been appointed to act as attorney for our vulnerable clients, I assist those partners in managing the day to day running of those client’s affairs, both in relation to their finances and their health and welfare (where our clients have prepared an Power of Attorney for Property and Affairs (either a Lasting or an Enduring) or a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare.
I am naturally interested in people and recognise the importance of putting my clients at ease. I am a Dementia Champion and a member of the CoPPA. As a Dementia Champion, I have provided information sessions to all members of our private client team, to local businesses, and to charities enabling those who attended to become Dementia Friends.
Out of the office, I am a mother to two active children, I run a book club, I love going to the cinema, and enjoy boot camp exercise classes. I am a member of a gospel choir which has set up a Dementia Choir for my local area.
She is noted in the 2016 edition of the UK Legal 500 as being ‘incredibly efficient yet empathetic’.