Court of Protection

Court of Protection

Coram is dedicated to achieving positive outcomes for our clients when it matters most.

We are uniquely placed to provide the highest quality advocacy in the Court of Protection due to our extensive expertise in all aspects of family law. Our expert team can provide legal representation and advice in Court of Protection matters across London and England and Wales. We understand the importance of helping the most vulnerable in society. Our Court of Protection barristers have experience in helping the protected party who wants to challenge the notion that they cannot make their own decisions including ensuring that they are able to participate in the proceedings.

For more information on our members or to discuss a particular case, please contact our clerking team.

Our approach

We approach all cases with professionalism, commitment, and sensitivity. The Court of Protection adjudicates on the welfare of protected parties [P] i.e., those over the age of 16 who through mental impairment are not able to make decisions for themselves about:

  • Where they live
  • Who they should be able to see or not see
  • The type of care they need
  • Financial arrangements
  • Challenges to Lasting Powers of Attorney and the decisions and appointment of Deputies.

We receive instructions from the Official Solicitor and RPRs, family and friends, Local Authorities, health trusts, and care homes. We undertake legal aid where that is available. We accept direct access / public access instructions in appropriate cases.

Areas of expertise

All members of our Court of Protection team are experienced in the practice of family law which means that you can also be assisted in related and concurrent applications including:

  • Forced Marriage Orders
  • Divorce cases including financial provision
  • Protection from Harassment
  • Care proceedings for the siblings which are being tried concurrently.

Our barristers have expertise in issues relating to deprivation of liberty of those adults in care homes and supported living and young people who find themselves being placed in highly restricted regimes for their own protection and the protection of others outside the scope of secure accommodation under the Children Act 1989. We can also represent parties in judicial review, First and Upper Tribunals.

Additional services

Coram provides a full and bespoke out of court Dispute Resolution service which utilises the expert skills of our family barristers as mediators, arbitrators and through neutral evaluation (private FDR hearings). The expertise of several of our members is recognised by the most prominent directories, Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.

Coram Conference

Our flagship event is back on Thursday, May 9 at etc.venues – Chancery Lane, London.

As in recent years we will bring a host of informative talks, thoughtful debates, and fresh ideas. Our teams are working hard to curate a fresh and stimulating  programme for you to enjoy.

Purchase your tickets today and we look forward to welcoming you to the 2024 Coram Conference.