Court of Protection, Mental Capacity and Powers of Attorney

Whether it is through age, injury or illness, there are times when a family member or loved one may lack the mental capacity to make important decisions. This is where our Court of Protection solicitors can help.

Our team of specialist lawyers works closely with vulnerable adults or minors and their families to protect their best interests. We guide them through the maze of personal and financial matters concerning accommodation, benefits, care packages and more. What’s more, we can assist either with appointing Deputies or acting as a Deputy to look after sensitive or important decisions.

We can also help you plan for the future by creating a Lasting Power of Attorney. This allows you to appoint someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf, in case you are unable to do so. While it may be a ‘worst case scenario’, it’s well worth being prepared for every eventuality. Whatever the situation, we will always provide clear, jargon-free advice that everyone can understand.

Recommended in The Legal 500 2022 UK Guide

Trethowans’ Private Client team are recommended in the Legal 500 2022 UK Guide.

Testimonials from clients include:

‘I have found Trethowans to be “head and shoulders above” other local firms in relation to the quality of service and the speed of their delivery and responses. Too often these are strengths that are not found together, and it is rare to find a firm like Trethowans which can consistently deliver speedy and quality service.‘

‘I have worked most closely with Mihiri Gajraj. I find Mihiri a pleasure to work with. She is friendly and professional, quick to respond to any queries and always willing to help. Her work is accurate and well written, and her attention to detail is excellent, which I feel is especially important when preparing trust deeds. I am confident recommending Mihiri to my clients and to other professionals I work with, and have done so on numerous occasions.‘

‘Communicate well, good expertise and knowledge ; patient and cooperative. Approachable at all times. Other firms I know are similar, but this team and Trethowans are among the best.‘

“An excellent and very reliable team… a great firm to work with.”

Legal 500

Meet the team

Mihiri Gajraj


Richard Dollimore


Gary Pick


Claire Radigois

Senior Associate

Jenny Shucksmith

Chartered Legal Executive

Paula Arnold

Associate (Trust and Tax Practitioner)