Freeths’ highly regarded Court of Protection Team shortlisted for National Award

Freeths is excited to announce that in recognition of its National Court of Protection experience and expertise, their highly regarded legal team has been shortlisted for this year’s Court of Protection Team of the Year Award at Today's Wills & Probate Awards.

Today’s Wills & Probate is one of the leading sources of information for wills and probate professionals in England and Wales. Its prestigious awards were introduced in 2018 to highlight achievements and recognise the successes of those in the Wills and Probate sector. This year’s awards will again recognise the work the sector is doing for clients as the unprecedented challenges of 2020 extend into 2021.The shortlisting follows the Court of Protection team recently recruiting a new member into its brand new office in Oxford. Thanuja Oppilamany is an Associate based in Oxford who specialises in Court of Protection. Thanuja will be working closely with, and assisting the Deputies appointed by the Court of Protection to deal with the property and affairs of a person who lacks capacity to do so themselves. The Oxford Court of Protection lawyers assist people who lack capacity because of mental illness, learning difficulties, an accident or old age. They support with making decisions about a person’s property and finances. The team also assists lay deputies to carry out their duties. Melanie Williams, Director and Head of the Oxford Court of Protection team, said: “I’m immensely proud of the team. Securing a short list position on the Court of Protection team of the Year award run by Today's Wills & Probate demonstrates our expertise in providing specialist, sympathetic legal advice to private individuals. It is important we continue to enhance our skill-set and resources so we can support our clients on the most complex legal issues. Recruiting Thanuja will further complement our practice’s ability to advise clients for generations to come.”


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