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Patricia Grout, Senior Associate

Patricia Grout

Senior Associate

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"Freeths are so lucky to have you Patricia. I do not think I would have been able to manage the anxiety of the last years without your understanding and updates."

Tricia specialises in financial management for clients under a physical or mental disability, including those who have received damages awards. When one of the partners has been appointed by the Court of Protection as a deputy or a personal injury trustee, she manages the matters on a day-to-day basis.

She is very experienced at dealing with difficult situations, where the client has no family or has been left in dire circumstances because of financial mismanagement. Tricia also prepares applications to register Enduring Powers of Attorney and Lasting Powers of Attorney, and advises on a range of elderly client matters.


Legal Services

Court of Protection & Deputyships

Tricia prepares application to the Court of Protection for appointment of deputies, where a person has lost capacity and is no longer able to make decisions regarding their property and financial affairs.

She also provides in lay deputy and trustee support. This may be where there is an attorney appointed, but lives too far away from the donor and Freeths are instructed to help with general matters.

Recent Work

  • Recently making an application to the Court of Protection for authority for attorneys appointed under an Enduring Power of Attorney to manage their relative’s portfolio. The Enduring Power of Attorney did not have a discretionary investment clause included at the time of registration.
  • Tricia recently drafted a complaint to the Department for Work and Pensions in relation to the non-payment of a benefit for her client. She felt that the benefit should have been backdated over some years and that the client had been financially penalised for not having the capacity to deal with the claim themselves. The claim was successful.


To contact Patricia or for more information…

Call: 0186 578 1170
Mobile: 0788 745 7227
Or email: Send an email


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“This is just to thank you for all the help you have given to [client] over the past years. I know how fond of you she was and how marvellous you were with her. Freeths are so lucky to have you Patricia. I do not think I would have been able to manage the anxiety of the last years without your understanding and updates. With every good wish for the future and many many thanks for your kindness at all times.”

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