Court of Protection

At BHP we have a team specialising in working with people who do not have the capacity to manage their financial affairs or health decisions for themselves.

This is often known as "Court of Protection" work.

We work closely with our client and their close family and friends to make sure they are properly looked after and their assets are kept safe.

Our solicitors are nationally known as being experts in this area of law so if you, or someone you know, has issues in relation to their mental capacity, please contact the team and we will do all we can to help.

If you would like to have a chat about your options or how we may be able to help you, please contact a member of the team, complete our call back form or contact us directly at your local office.

 

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Your Court Of Protection Team

Melanie Morley

Partner

Melanie qualified as a solicitor in September 2019 at the age of 43. Previously, Melanie was employed as a Court of Protection Paralegal at Gateshead…

Karen Pratt

Partner

Karen Stephanie Pratt is an equity partner and is head of the Court of Protection team. After being admitted as a solicitor in 1986, Karen became…

Sapna Tugby

Partner

Sapna previously worked as a mental health paralegal for Thaliwal Bridge solicitors, in Leicester. She obtained a LSC funded training contract, then worked…

Jonathan Barker

Senior Associate

Jonathan advises on all aspects of Mental Health and Court of Protection Law, alongside work in Civil Litigation. He is an Accredited Member of the Law…

Victoria Burrows

Senior Associate

Victoria joined BHP Law in December 2022 as a Senior Associate bringing over 10 years experience of working in Court of Protection (heath and welfare).…

Rachel Elliott

Associate

Rachel is an Associate Solicitor working across the Dispute Resolution/Employment and Mental Health teams. She has excellent academic credentials including…

Emma Wood

Paralegal

Emma qualified as a paralegal and completed her police station accreditation before joining BHP Law’s Court of Protection team. …

Jennifer Baister

Trainee Solicitor

Jennifer joined BHP Law in 2022, having previously specialised in handling a variety of personal injury claims arising out of Road Traffic Accidents at…

Catrina Hall

Trainee Solicitor

Catrina is currently a trainee solicitor having recently completed her LPC and Masters Degree in Law at Northumbria University, where she was awarded…

Lisa Clark

Trainee Legal Executive

Lisa joined BHP Law in November 2003 to provide Secretarial/Admin support in the Industrial Disease team, she became a Paralegal in 2005. Lisa…

Abi McDowell

Trainee Legal Executive

Abi studied law at A-Level and went on to successfully complete an apprenticeship in Business Administration. She joined BHP Law in 2018 as a secretary…

Ben Armstrong

Apprentice Solicitor

Ben joined BHP Law in September 2022, after finishing his A-levels. Within Ben’s first year as a Solicitor Apprentice, he joined the Wills, Trusts,…

Megan Austin

Apprentice Solicitor

Megan joined BHP Law as a Solicitor Apprentice in 2022, following the completion of her A-Levels. Megan studies at Northumbria University one day per…

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