Asha Beswetherick

Mental Capacity

Legal Director

“Court of Protection is a very special area of law in so many ways. It is a fusion of law and life with all the highs and lows that come with it. Every client has a different journey and I have a genuine interest in their lives and supporting clients to navigate their way through what can sometimes feel like a “mental capacity labyrinth”.”

I am a Legal Director specialising in property and affairs for the vulnerable. My client base mainly consists of young brain injured individuals ranging from very young children to adults. Every client has a different journey and I have a genuine interest in their lives and supporting clients to navigate their way through what can sometimes feel like a “mental capacity labyrinth”.

I have a wide range of experience in dealing with high value complex settlements. I work closely with litigation colleagues when matters are mid-litigation and supervise matters through the transition from litigation to ongoing Deputyship which can be for a lifetime, for many clients.

I support with the management of a growing Court of Protection team across three location in Plymouth, Southampton and Bristol, making decisions as Deputy for over 200 clients. I also provide speaker training for third party referrers and organisations including Case Management companies, Estate Research and the Law Society.

I am also an active member and part of the working group committee for The Professional Deputies Forum which is a collaborative professional network of Professional Deputies who share ideas and work collectively with Court of Protection stakeholders including the Court of Protection, Ministry of Justice, the Senior Courts Costs Office and the Public Guardian. My projects have included organising the annual conferences and other large events for the wider Court of Protection community.

Career Highlights

  • Building a £3m adapted new build for a young client with cerebral palsy
  • Managing an adaption project for a quadriplegic client whose home has been fully equipped with the latest automation technology to enable them to live a better life with ease around the home
  • Acting for a highly complex teenager who was the victim of an unfortunate road accident and who lives in a multi-cultural city. By collaborating with the case manager and Occupational Therapist I ensure that care, the property and every day needs are adapted to be inclusive to the family’s culture and to the client’s wishes and feelings. The client’s mental well-being is slowly being transformed with some heart-warming encounters
  • Recognised as Associate to Watch in Chambers & Partners in 2023

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