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Kris Jackson-Hughes

Court of Protection
Kris Jackson-Hughes
Kris Jackson-Hughes


Kris joined Edwards Duthie Shamash’s Court of Protection department as a solicitor in January 2023, and has over eight years’ experience of specialising in Court of Protection and Community Care law. Kris has been ranked as an ‘Associate to watch’ in Chambers and Partners, 2024.

Kris is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor to represent vulnerable adults who are involved in Section 21A Deprivation of Liberty Mental Capacity Act 2005 proceedings, and also in more complex cases to determine the client’s capacity in relation to various issues. Kris has experience dealing with deprivation of liberty cases, residence, care, contact, and marriage issues, cases with medical treatment aspects, committal applications, applications regarding the revocation of LPAs and the appointment of deputies, hybrid health and welfare and property and affairs matters, urgent applications in relation to protective measures concerning client’s property and affairs and leaving the jurisdiction, and has also been involved in cases dealing with applications made by the press regarding the publication of case information.

As well as often being instructed by the Official Solicitor, Kris has been instructed by family members in Court of Protection and Community Care matters, in particular challenges to Continuing Healthcare decisions, and has also been instructed by advocates and RPPRs to bring deprivation of liberty challenges.

Kris has also advised on safeguarding concerns, section 117 aftercare, matters relating to the Human Rights Act 1998, matters in the Court of Protection concerning the interface between the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Mental Health Act 1983, the transition from Children’s Act 1989 to Mental Capacity Act 2005, housing rights and local authority obligations, and matters under the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court,

“A star of the future

Legal 500, 2023

Kris Jackson: A real rising star, extremely impressive associate who can handle complex cases with a lot of skill.”

Legal 500, 2023

Kris Jackson has excellent judgment.

Legal 500, 2024

Great firm providing high quality advice and representation in mental capacity law. Kris Jackson is a standout solicitor. He has amazing attention to detail and is fantastic at keeping clients and counsel up-to-date with recent developments in the case.

Legal 500, 2024

He is thorough, detailed and empathetic to clients.”

Chambers and Partners, 2024

Kris has a real eye for detail in complex cases.

Chambers and Partners, 2024

Kris is efficient, diligent and has good judgement.”

Chambers and Partners, 2024

Reported cases:

  • Royal Borough of Greenwich v IOSK & Ors EWCOP 65


  • Paralegal, Mackintosh Law, September 2015 – July 2019
  • Trainee Solicitor, Mackintosh Law, August 2019 – April 2021
  • Assistant Solicitor, Mackintosh Law, April 2021 – December 2022
  • Solicitor, Edwards Duthie Shamash, January 2023 onwards
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