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Our dedicated team of lawyers work with our NHS colleagues to provide legal support, advice and representation on the full range of health advisory and Court of Protection matters.

We know that claims managers and health care practitioners face challenges managing and responding to the gamut of legal queries and cases that arise in their working weeks and we are here to help.

We have a committed, highly experienced team of Court of Protection solicitors who deal with a range of legal matters and can provide friendly, responsive advice and representation as and when you need it, whether that be in normal office hours or not. We have offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester but we represent NHS clients country wide.

As well as advising NHS clients, our Court of Protection lawyers provide Health Advisory and Court of Protection services for commissioners.


Our services
  • Mental Capacity Act care and treatment disputes and challenges to deprivation of liberty authorisations within the Court of Protection
  • Applications for declarations under the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction (vulnerable adult and children care and treatment cases)
  • Mental Health Act issues and cases concerning the interface of mental health and mental capacity law
  • Consent and confidentiality issues including record disclosure and retention
  • Policy and procedure reviews and policy drafting
  • Serious untoward incident investigation, patient safety and risk management support
  • Advice and support in respect of contentious complaints
  • General advice services in relation to all aspects of health law and guidance
  • Bespoke training programmes including our highly regarded Court of Protection Masterclass and Complaints and Conflict Management Training

Contact a specialist

Georgina Rowley

Partner | Healthcare

+44 (0) 330 137 3379

+44 (0) 792 149 8907

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Lisa Evans

Partner | Healthcare

+44 (0) 330 137 3393

+44 (0)773 846 2682

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Victoria Parker

Managing Associate | Healthcare

+44 (0)330 137 3222

+44 (0)771 100 7548

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What people say

  • Georgina Rowley has helped me with complex cases, and she has the ability to independently and robustly enter the room and provide very authoritative advice and representation. Georgina was clearly able to explain processes and procedures to me and others

    Legal 500, client quote
  • They are always realistic and practical and keen to find a solution, just as we are. I don’t need to spend time explaining how we work, they just “get it”

    Legal 500, client quote
  • What sets Ward Hadaway’s Court of Protection team out from any other is their willingness to provide prompt support for their clients, with different skill sets within the team and the wider organisation which they do draw on if needed

    Legal 500, client quote

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