Court of Protection Solicitor
I just want to thank you again for all your wonderful works on A's behalf. He has found a true advocate in yourself and you fought hard for him right to the end. I will be forever grateful for all that you have done for my brother. x A
In Court of Protection matters, Jamie represents both the protected party and their litigation friend (including the Official Solicitor and professional advocates), and family members in Mental Capacity Act disputes before the Court.
These cases often address many complex and sensitive issues including residence, care, sexual relations, marriage, contact, medical treatment decisions, access to the internet and social media and deprivations of liberty.
Jamie also has experience in advising and representing parties in respect of capacity disputes, best interests and section 21A appeals against the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).
In addition, Jamie represents vulnerable children and adults with physical disabilities and mental health conditions in obtaining lawful assessments, service provision, treatment and suitable accommodation from both social services and the NHS. He has also been involved in challenging decisions to remove or reduce care packages and refusals to fund treatment.
Jamie qualified as a Solicitor in 2018 and joined Simpson Millar from Stephensons Solicitors LLP in 2020.
Jamie acted for ZK in a case in which he argued that it was in ZK’s best interests to live away from the family home to allow him to have exposure to British Sign Language and to promote his independence and autonomy. You can read the full judgment.
Jamie is a member of The Court of Protection Practitioners Association (COPPA).
Interests Outside of Work
In his spare time, Jamie enjoys watching football and is an avid fan of Manchester United. He also has a keen interest in NFL, his favourite team being the Kansas City Chiefs.
Jamie is also a member of the Bedlington Terrier Rescue Foundation, in which he attends and assists at fundraising events which aid the rehoming of Bedlington Terriers.