Carol is a Consultant with the Expert Witness team at Hugh Jones Solicitors. She has specialised in private client law, mental capacity and Court of Protection law and practice since qualification as a solicitor in 2002.
Carol's experience includes advising on appropriate trusts e.g. for those who need to make provision for people who have disabilities, or for people who are concerned about their liability to pay for care home fees and she has particular experience of making wills for people with mental capacity issues.
Carol has a wide experience of trust work including compensation protection trusts, CICA trusts, trusts for disabled children and for vulnerable adults.
Mental capacity and Court of Protection
Carol has a great deal of experience of making applications for deputyship for both lay and professional deputies as well as professional deputyship administration including pre- and post-settlement litigation. This covered managing interim payments to fund extensive rehabilitation packages, specialist equipment, property purchases and adaptations, and investing the award. She has also arranged for the discharge of deputyship orders when the person has regained the capacity to manage their own affairs.
Carol has also dealt with various applications to the Court of Protection to have statutory wills and gifts approved, and is also experienced in contested deputyship and attorneyship matters, and health and welfare deputyship applications.
Carol is a full member of the STEP, Solicitors for the Elderly and the Court of Protection Practitioner’s Association (CoPPA). She achieved a distinction for thesis on advance decision-making and Lasting Powers of Attorney for her masters degree in mental health and capacity law (also obtained with distinction overall).
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