“When I met Emily…. She came over quietly confident, putting me at my ease immediately with her candid approach to my case.…. I found Emily to be approachable, thorough in her research and mindful of my emotions…”
Emily’s background is in Court of Protection and mental capacity law. The Court of Protection looks after vulnerable adults who may not understand the extent of their care needs (financial, physical, mental health, etc.) and she helps families follow the correct legal procedures to obtain authority to take care of a person’s property and finances or health and welfare. Quite often, matters of health and welfare are resolved outside of the Courts so she can also advise on the processes you can expect when moving a loved one into a care home, for example. Emily takes a person-centred approach to best support you and your loved one’s individual wishes.
Many of her clients have complex needs through circumstances such as dementia, brain injury, strokes or mental health and she is mindful of this in her approach.
- Supporting vulnerable adults with the administration of their property and financial affairs.
- Supporting families with Court of Protection applications to become Deputies.
- Investigating and restoring estates where there is evidence of financial mishandling by ex-attorneys/deputies.
- Supporting clients with understanding the processes of making care decisions including the care funding options available, how contribution costs are calculated through Financial Needs Assessments and challenging local authority Care Needs Assessments.
- Certificate in Law, University of Kent (2016 -2017)
- LLB (Hons), University of Kent (2017-2019).
- i-LLM LPC, University of Law (2020 – 2022)
She is a Dementia Friend and has done additional training with Alzheimer’s Society to better support her clients and their families. Emily also has had additional training on the impact of mental health on capacity and suicide prevention and awareness for those whose lack of capacity may arise from mental health illnesses such as depression, paranoia and schizophrenia.