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Court of Protection

No5 has highly respected vibrant group of tenants who are specialists at the forefront of the developing jurisdiction of the Court of Protection. Members of Chambers not only practice extensively in this area but also lecture and train practitioners in this complex area of law. The annual Court of Protection conferences held by No5 in London and Birmingham are extremely well attended and highly regarded.

The breadth and depth of No5’s expertise in all aspects of this specialist area means that it is able to represent a wide variety of parties in property and affairs and health and welfare matters including serious medical treatment cases.

Whatever the issue, members of Chambers are able to assist with all aspects of the court process, whether that should be advising at a pre-action stage, assisting with the initial application itself, or representing a party in the Court of Protection once an application has been made.

Members are frequently instructed on behalf of claimants, family members, local authorities, health bodies, private bodies and the Official Solicitor and the Office of the Public Guardian in cases ranging from welfare, financial issues, the deprivation of liberty safeguards, medical treatment and all subsequent appellate work.

With offices in Birmingham, London, Bristol and the East Midlands, this set continues to be a strong presence in the Court of Protection.

“No5 Chambers offers noteworthy expertise in Court of Protection work and is particularly good at welfare matters”
Chambers UK 2016

Tenants of this noted chambers have key mental health expertise, and are strong on cases concerning Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. They are also effective when dealing with residence and contact best interest decisions. The team is often instructed by the Official Solicitor as well as health trusts, and has particular strength in cases involving complex medical evidence considerations.
Chambers UK 2015

Its clients include family law solicitors and local authorities, and it handles matters touching on mental capacity issues, disputes as to medical treatment, residence concerns for vulnerable incompetent adults and deprivation of liberty cases. Sources say it is “a brilliant set that makes each client feel that they are their priority.”
Client service: “This excellent clerking team is responsive and approachable, and deals with things quickly and efficiently. It is always willing to help out.” “The training the set provides is great.”
Chambers UK 2014

“No5 Chambers has developed a strong reputation on Court of Protection matters” adding “Clients value the set for its administration, and comment that "the clerks will always resolve a problem, return calls and e-mails promptly, and are happy to discuss anything."
Chambers UK 2013

A ‘behemoth’… "which also has tenants based in its London branch, has had a strong focus on this area of law since the Court of Protection's inception, and has what is regarded as one of the strongest national practices outside of the London Inns. Members mainly undertake health and welfare cases and have a loyal following among family law solicitors."
Chambers UK 2012