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Court of Protection

Ten Old Square have experience at all levels of seniority in Court of Protection work.

Our members act for both private litigants and for the Official Solicitor, when appointed as the litigation friend for a person without capacity. Individual members have been described as “top of the tree for Court of Protection” (Chambers 2015), “very diligent, very well prepared” (Chambers 2016), “calm, sophisticated, smooth, highly intelligent and a shrewd strategist” (Chambers 2017) and “a versatile set capable of handling complex cases for private, often vulnerable clients, local authorities and the Official Solicitor” (Chambers 2018).

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Our members deliver high quality legal expertise combined with a down-to- earth and collaborative approach.

If you would like to discuss a specific case, arrange a meeting or receive further information about any of our members, areas of expertise or about the way we work in general, please contact our clerks who will be happy to provide further guidance.

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"Ten Old Square is a versatile set capable of handling complex cases for private, often vulnerable clients, local authorities and the Official Solicitor."

Chambers UK 2018 - Court of Protection: Property and Affairs

Barristers here deal with the full range of Court of Protection work, both advising and appearing in court. With particular expertise and an enviable reputation for private client work, members of Chambers are most regularly seen involved in property and affairs cases, particularly statutory gift, tax planning and statutory will applications.

Examples of work undertaken by Ten Old Square include:

  • Lasting powers of attorney, their validity, extent and registration;
  • The appointment, removal and control of deputies;
  • Deputy and attorney liability and retrospective gift applications;
  • Statutory gifts, tax planning and other tax arrangements;
  • Statutory will applications, included expedited ones;
  • The sale or other dispositions of property;
  • Variation of trusts;
  • Authorising and preventing deputies and attorneys in the conduct of litigation;
  • Where P should live and who should have contact with them;
  • The international jurisdiction of the Court of Protection; and
  • Costs and the departure from the general rule.

Eason Rajah QC is one of the editors of the Court of Protection law reports and members of Chambers regularly give talks on Court of Protection practice and procedure.

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