Our clients are those who may lack capacity to make decisions, their family members or carers. Over the years we have developed considerable expertise in Mental Capacity Law and our aim is to combine a professional and efficient service with a sensitive and constructive approach to our clients and their problems.

We provide specialist advice, assistance and representation in relation to all aspects of Mental Capacity Law. These include:

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We are recommended for our work in the Court of Protection in Chambers and Partners and in The Legal 500 (Civil Liberties and Human Rights).

We continue to work closely with the Official Solicitor, building on longstanding mental health expertise. Active on deprivation of liberty issues and the interplay of the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act (Chambers and Partners 2014).

The team is located in London and frequently acts for clients who lack capacity or are minors. Its specialism lies in deprivation of liberty and issues surrounding individuals ability to consent to sexual activity.

Edwards Duthie Shamash has a strong reputation for its Court of Protection work and its representation of vulnerable individuals. Janice Kaufman and Anna O’Connell are recommended (The Legal 500 2014).

Edwards Duthie Shamash is ‘very strong in this area’, and Janice Kaufman is ‘relentless and clear sighted in defence of those deprived of their fundamental rights (The Legal 500 2013).

Free legal advice is available and we will always advise you as to your eligibility for legal aid. We encourage clients to instruct us on a public funding basis whenever it is available.

How can we help?

Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors are dedicated to protecting the best interests of the vulnerable. We can provide expert advice, support and representation, whether you want to resolve a power of attorney dispute or make an application to become a deputy on behalf of a friend or relative. We can also assist where you suspect that someone is being financially abused.

We strive to provide a complete service that you can trust. And because every case with the Court is different, our advice and support is always tailored to meet every single one of your needs.

If you would like to know more or need our help please call us now on 020 8514 9000 to speak with one of our wills and probate lawyers

“Edwards Duthie Shamash Solicitors,
your Legal experts, always here to help”