- Solicitor, Education and Community Care

David Edwards | Solicitor, Community Care & Court of Protection |  Simpson Millar LLP
T: 0345 357 9500    F: 0345 357 9599
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Based in: Wimbledon

Expertise:

Community Care and Court of Protection

Career:

David specialises in the law of community care and mental capacity. He has a particular interest in cases in the Court of Protection concerning adults who have been assessed to lack the capacity to make decisions about their health and welfare.

David qualified as a solicitor at Fisher Meredith in November 2012. He joined MG Law in January 2015. Before starting his training contract at Fisher Meredith David was a caseworker at Refugee and Migrant Justice, providing specialist advice to clients on asylum and immigration law. His work focussed on helping people in the Detained Fast Track, and working with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

David has a degree in English from the University of Cambridge and an M.Phil. in Anglo-Irish literature from Trinity College Dublin. In 2004 he went to work at the international secretariat of Amnesty International. He stayed with Amnesty for five years in various roles, including as campaigner and researcher with responsibility for work on the UK.

Whilst at Amnesty David developed an interest in the ways in which the law can protect and promote the rights of individuals. He began studying for a law conversion course in the evenings, which he completed after moving to RMJ in 2010.

In his Court of Protection work, David advises and acts for family members of people who are said to lack the capacity to make decisions about their own health and welfare. In the context of community care David helps people to get the support they need from the social services, including working with looked-after children and care leavers.

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