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…
What you need to know about reductions to COP assessments
At Clarion, we deal with over 2,000 COP bills of costs per year and we monitor reductions upon assessment. Every case is different, but you do not need to accept the reductions…
Update from SCCO on COP assessment delays
Please see below an update notice released by the SCCO, providing a further update on the current turnaround for COP assessments. In summary, the Costs Officers are currently assessing bills received around…
Civil Justice Council Report on Costs and the Impact on Court of Protection Costs
Yesterday, the Civil Justice Council publishes their costs consultation responses and recommendations: https://www.judiciary.uk/civil-justice-council-costs-review-final-report/ Four main areas were considered; costs budgeting, guideline hourly rates, pre-action and digitisation and consequences of the extension of…
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