Court of Protection and Probate
St Pauls Chambers has a recognised group of members who specialise in Court of Protection and Probate matters. With Wills, Inheritance and Trusts & Estate disputes becoming ever more commonplace as family compositions become increasingly complicated.
St Pauls Chambers has a recognised group of members who specialise in Court of Protection and Probate matters. With Wills, Inheritance and Trusts & Estate disputes becoming ever more commonplace as family compositions become increasingly complicated, and the consequences of an aging population leading to mental health and capacity issues invariably taking center stage in most disputes, St Pauls Chambers has seen an enormous increase in demand for the services our members provide.
We have a wide variety of advocates, from junior counsel through to distinguished Queen’s Counsel who can assist with all aspects of these highly specialist areas of law. From advising at the pre-action stage, whether it is offering opinions, drafting pleading or, once proceedings are under way at the hearings themselves, by offering high quality advocacy and expert negotiation services, our members are uniquely placed to assist.
Members appear regularly and are instructed by the full range of interested parties (including those acting through the Official Solicitor or other Litigation Friends). To assist both members of the public (direct access clients) or Solicitors gain a quick overview of the sort of topics our members regularly assist with please see the none exhaustive lists below.
- Welfare applications
- Personal welfare
- Deprivation of Liberty
- Nearest relative (displacements)
- Community Treatment Orders
- Treatment decisions
Wills, Probate and Trusts & Estates
- Deputies (appointment/objection/removal)
- Enduring Power of Attorney
- Lasting Power of Attorney
- Registration (including objections)
- Trustees (appointment/objection/removal)
- Authorisation of Gifts
- Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975
- Construction and Rectification of Wills and Trusts
- Administration of Estates
To arrange a conference or to discuss your requirements please contact the Clerks team on 0844 272 2322 or email Clerks@stpaulschambers.com