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Court of Protection & Mental Capacity Solicitors

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Court of Protection & Mental Capacity Solicitors

The Court of Protection exists to deal with all issues relating to those who unfortunately lack mental capacity to make decisions themselves. Our specialist Court of Protection solicitors can assist you if somebody close to you requires the help of the Court of Protection; for example, a mental health issue, learning disability, brain injury or illness.

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Specialist Court of Protection Solicitors and Legal Advice in Reading & Henley-on-Thames

Based in Reading and Henley-on-Thames, we are one of the most experienced firms of solicitors advising on Court of Protection matters in the Thames Valley. Although based in Berkshire, we have been appointed by clients living in surrounding counties, including Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex.

What is the Court of Protection?

Part of the role of the Court of Protection is to help protect and manage the property and financial affairs of people with mental incapacity to prevent them from being exploited or denied what is rightfully theirs. This can include situations where there are no family or friends to take on such a responsibility and cases where there may be a family dispute, a financial issue or where Social Services are involved. It can also include complex cases that relatives are not willing or able to deal with.

Experienced Court of Protection solicitors

We understand that all Court of Protection cases are unique and can advise on all aspects, ranging from applying to have a deputy appointed to putting in place necessary care arrangements. Different court powers will apply depending on how substantial the individual’s assets are when they become incapable.

One of the largest and most respected teams of private client solicitors in the Thames Valley, we are ranked as a top tier firm in the UK’s leading guides to law firms, Chambers HNW Guide and The Legal 500. Our successful approach is also reflected in the excellent client feedback we continue to receive. 

  • Why Choose Us?

  • LEADING REPUTATION

    We are widely acknowledged as one of the Thames Valley’s leading firms of Court of Protection and mental capacity solicitors, with conveniently located offices in Reading, Henley-on-Thames and London.

  • APPROACHABLE SERVICE

    Listening carefully to our clients’ needs and aims, we are committed to providing clear, practical and effective legal advice, an understanding responsive and highly personal service and, crucially, value for money.

  • OUTSTANDING CLIENT CARE

    You can be reassured that in our recent annual survey, 99% of clients said that they would recommend our firm to others, while 100% rated their experience as either ‘good’ or ‘excellent’.

  • OUR EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE

    Our solicitors have acted in a professional capacity as deputy and attorneys for many years, so you can trust in our significant expertise and experience.

  • FIRM WIDE EXPERTISE

    You can rely on our specialist expertise in areas other than Court of Protection and mental capacity, ranging from wills and probate to residential property, when needed.

Our Court of Protection Solicitors

For expert legal advice call our Court of Protection team
Reading 0118 951 6800 or Henley-on-Thames 01491 572 323

Jonathan Gater

Jonathan Gater

Joint Managing Partner, Wills, Probate Tax & Trusts & Court of Protection

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Louise Nelson

Louise Nelson

Senior Associate Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Senior Solicitor, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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Anna Butler

Anna Butler

Senior Legal Assistant, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts & Court of Protection

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“Solicitors who are adept at dealing with Court of Protection and capacity issues.”

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“Very knowledgeable with a caring approach.”

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“Absolutely excellent.”

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“Understanding and supportive.”

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“Really impressive.”

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“Very reliable and a safe pair of hands.”

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Awards & Accreditations

Top tier firm, Chambers HNW Guide

Top tier firm, Chambers HNW Guide

Top tier firm, The Legal 500

Top tier firm, The Legal 500

Our team features members of Solicitors for the Elderly

Our team features members of Solicitors for the Elderly

Members of our team are Dementia Friends

Members of our team are Dementia Friends