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Duncan Lewis Solicitors representing “P” in Court of Protection against NHS bodies: Next hearing 15/9/2016 (14 September 2016)

Date: 14/09/2016
Duncan Lewis, Main Solicitors, Duncan Lewis Solicitors representing “P” in Court of Protection against NHS bodies: Next hearing 15/9/2016

Specialist Public law experts at Duncan Lewis Solicitors, will represent “P” in Court of Protection Proceedings on the 15/9/2016 against two NHS bodies. The legal team are assisted by Mr Lee Parkhill (of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square Chambers, London) a barrister experienced in public law and Court of Protection matters.

Respondent parties

The NHS bodies concerned are: St Barts Health NHS Trust and Waltham Forrest Clinical Commissioning Group.


“P” has very high care needs, and concerns were raised about the care provided by the NHS Trust.

Proceedings listed for the 15/09/2016: at Victory House, First Avenue House, 42-49 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6NP

“P”’s legal representatives will ask the Court of Protection to decide whether it is in a patient’s best interests to remain at a hospital run by a NHS Trust concerned.. Additionally, issues regarding Deprivation of Liberty will be raised.

Duncan Lewis Solicitors Court of Protection Team

Duncan Lewis Solicitors is one of the largest Legal Aid providers in the UK. We have specialist Court of Protection Lawyers in offices throughout the UK (including London), and have the resources to be able to represent any persons that require assistance. (These persons can be family members of “P”, or through their litigation friends, either the: Official Solicitor, any IMCA or IMHA organisations, or family members.) This firm can provide Legal Aid for these proceedings, but also accepts privately paid work as well.

Toufique Hossain (Director), assisted by Helen Cummings (Trainee Solicitor), from the Public Law Department have assisted in this case.

In relation to Court of Protection proceedings, Helen has provided assistance in this area of law for approximately 4 years. She has assisted on matters considering a variety of issues including: residence, care, contact, sexual capacity, medical treatment, end of life treatment, finance, contraception, and Deprivation of Liberty orders. Additionally, she has assisted on cases that consider cross jurisdictional points.

In relation to potential “P”s’, Helen have represented a large range of “P” persons and has experience in assisting “P”’s with conditions such as: Alzheimer’s, dementia, learning difficulties, Downs syndrome, brain injuries, memory issues- associated with alcohol dependency and Schizophrenia.

The Public Law Department’s client base is a mixture of privately paid and legally aided work. In relation to private work, we can also offer fixed fee advice on the following (but not limited to):

1. Deputyship applications- regarding Health and Property matters; and
2. Lasting Powers of Attorney.

If you would like to contact Helen Cummings regarding any potential enquires, her details are: helenc@duncanlewis.com

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