Four Brick Court has a core team of practitioners well placed to represent vulnerable adults, family members and local authorities in proceedings in the Court of Protection.
With a wealth of experience in children and family law and in particular public child law, our Court of Protection team is well placed to provide advice and representation when advancing or challenging plans for vulnerable adults where that vulnerable adult lacks capacity to decide where they should live or who they should have contact with.
Our team has particular experience in cases concerning vulnerable adults with mental health difficulties or disabilities where wide ranging welfare decisions fall to be decided by the Court, including decisions that may involve a deprivation of liberty for the vulnerable person.
Members have also been involved in cases where the wider family has been accused of ill treatment or abuse and a finding of fact hearing has been necessary to establish what the vulnerable adult has experienced in circumstances where that vulnerable adult cannot provide an account.
Four Brick Court has experience in Court of Protection cases involving an international element and forced marriage where it has been necessary to consider whether the vulnerable adult was capable of consenting to marriage.