Areas of expertise include:

  • First & Upper Tier Tribunal (Mental Health)
  • Capacity
  • Detained Patients – Habeas Corpus Applications
  • Vulnerable Adults
  • Vulnerable Children
  • Court of Protection
  • Deprivation of Liberty (DoL)
  • Safeguarding
  • Judicial Review
  • Unlawful Detention
  • Contact Disputes
  • Residence Disputes
  • Statutory Wills
  • Trusts
  • NHS Funded Care
  • Well-being
  • Carers' Rights
  • Nearest Relative Displacement Applications
  • Needs Assessments
  • Young Carers
  • Care Act 2014
  • Guardianship
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Human Rights
  • Confidentiality
  • Public Interest Immunity
  • Discrimination
  • Official Solicitor
  • Office of the Public Guardian
  • Appointment of Deputies
  • Care Home Fees
  • Community Care
  • Inherent Jurisdiction
  • Best Interests
  • Eligibility
  • Social Workers
  • Independent Living
  • Financial Abuse
  • Consent to Treatment

Court of Protection & Adult Care Barristers

Trinity's Court of Protection and Adult Care barristers deal with all aspects of the Mental Health Act 1983 and Mental Capacity Act 2005 including issues surrounding treatment and detention, vulnerable adults and deprivation of liberty.

The group provide a wide range of representation in the First and Upper Tier Tribunals (Mental Health) as well as in cases involving the Court of Protection and capacity matters. In addition, the specialist barristers deal with Judicial Review proceedings arising from mental health-related issues.

Mental health law frequently crosses over with many of the other practice areas which Trinity deals with such as care proceedings, crime, coroners’ inquests, immigration, civil liberties, human rights, administrative law and employment.

As well as representing individuals, barristers in the team also act on behalf of Local Authorities and NHS Trusts, sometimes on an emergency basis.

Several barristers in the team deal with complex Community Care issues and are familiar with the provisions of the Care Act 2014 including issues relating to the “well-being principle”, Carers rights, assessment and eligibility for Care and Support as well as issues surrounding the safeguarding of vulnerable adults, NHS Funded Care, Young carer’s assessments, Independent living, Advocacy and Advice services, Safeguarding Adult Boards and Safeguarding Powers.

Trinity Silk, Nicholas Stonor Q.C. is a member of Chambers' Court of Protection and Adult Care team.

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