I AM PRIVILEGED TO WORK WITHIN AN AREA OF LAW THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO INDIVIDUALS LIVES, TO BE ABLE TO ADVOCATE AND PROVIDE ADVICE AND SUPPORT ON BEHALF OF THOSE WHO ARE VULNERABLE.
"Karen has a down to earth approach and gives clear practical advice based upon very specialist knowledge of community care law, she is tenacious in achieving the best outcomes for clients."
I currently provide specialist advice and support to individuals and public bodies in the area of Mental Capacity and Court of Protection proceedings. I am an experienced advocate in Court proceedings and am frequently instructed by the Official Solicitor and advocates, to act for individuals who lack capacity to make certain decisions.
I have over 25 years’ experience in providing advice on contentious Public Law matters, including advising upon child protection, vulnerable adults and mental health. I have extensive experience in both issuing and defending Judicial Review Proceedings.
I have acted as legal advisor to a number of statutory bodies including Safeguarding Boards and have advised upon serious case reviews when children or vulnerable adults have suffered serious injury or death.
My particular expertise is my experience and understanding of the statutory responsibilities of Local Authorities and Health Bodies.
- Recently succesful in ensuring that a client obtained the benefit of highly specialist rehabilitation giving her the opportunity to live an independent life
- Co-opted Governor at local school