Director and Head of Oxford Court of Protection
Melanie works for clients all over the country as a professional Property and Affairs Deputy. Her clients include those with dementia, learning disabilities and those who have suffered a catastrophic personal injury. This role involves taking responsibility for the property and affairs of someone who lacks the capacity to make decisions for themselves.
Melanie is appointed to the Office of the Public Guardian’s Panel of court-approved deputies. This means that she can be appointed as deputy where there is nobody else able or willing to act or in circumstances where it is more appropriate for an independent professional to be appointed. There are only 68 panel deputies appointed throughout England and Wales.
Melanie is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 (2020 edition).
Court of Protection & Deputyships
- Property and Affairs Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection managing funds arising from catastrophic clinical negligence and personal injury claims.
- Property and Affairs Deputy for those with dementia and learning disabilities.
- Acting for professional & lay deputies on statutory will and welfare deputyship applications.
- Drafting and administration of Personal Injury Trusts including High Court approved trusts for injured children.
- Pursued social care funding which resulted in a local authority agreeing to fund a package of care worth £6,000 per month & reimbursing £120,000 in fees already paid.
- Special interest in NHS Continuing Healthcare matters.
To contact Melanie or for more information…
- Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners
- Scope recommended Adviser
I think you know how much we appreciate the arrival of you, Robyn and Freeths…. It is a breath of fresh air for us
‘Doing the right thing’ is at the heart of Freeths. Find out more about our excellent client service and the strong set of values that guide the way we work.
Talk to us
Freeths are a leading national law firm with 13 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?
Contact: 03301 001 014