Our dedicated team of Court of Protection legal costs experts specialise in handling this niche area on a day-to-day basis. They understand the ins and outs, the nuances and the broader issues and our national reputation for our Court of Protection expertise always precedes us and it’s why we’re currently instructed by over 150 Court of Protection firms nationwide, including 40% of the Panel Deputies. We can deal with all matters including:
- Deputyship applications
- General management periods
- Statutory will applications
- Gifting applications
- Property work
- Welfare proceedings
- Trustee applications
- Ad-hoc court of protection applications
- Power of attorney matters
We prepare over 2,000 bills of costs in Court of Protection cases per year, and can identify common themes on assessment, as well as helping with requests for
re-assessments and appeals.
When you instruct us, we will tell you the cost of our services from the offset, so there are no surprises along the way. When it comes to the assessment of the bill, you are not expected to pay the shortfall.
Examples of our work
Large central London firm with over 80 deputyships. Prior to instructing Clarion, they achieved an average recovery of 67%. After Clarion’s expert time recording, file keeping and case law training, they achieve an average recovery of 91%.
Medium sized Manchester firm with over 100 deputyships. Prior to instructing Clarion, they achieved an average recovery of 80%. After Clarion’s expert time recording, file keeping and case law training, they achieve an average recovery of 94%.
Small Wirral firm with a handful of deputyships, prior to instructing Clarion, they achieved an average recovery of 56%. After Clarion’s expert time recording, file keeping and case law training, they achieve an average recovery of 88%.
We are also honoured to regularly collaborate with the Professional Deputies Forum (PDF) and Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), amongst many other professional organisations to promote knowledge sharing, best practice and positive change for the profession.
The latest Court of Protection blog posts…
The issue of fluctuating and issue specific capacity was considered in this recent case. The matter related to whether a young woman had the capacity to make decisions in specific areas including…
Stephanie Kaye, Legal Director and Joshua Sidding, Paralegal discuss the SCCO, what is happening with COP cases, changes with the Costs Officers and what to expect when getting your matters assessed. You…
Final report on guideline hourly rates published – what is the impact on Court of Protection practitioners?
On Friday, the Civil Justice Council published their final report on guideline hourly rates (GHR). Key recommendations made within the final report include: That the Guideline Hourly Rates proposed in the Interim…
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