Court of Protection Department Manager and Associate Solicitor
Jamie qualified as a Solicitor in 2018 and brought his expertise to Simpson Millar in 2020. He quickly made a mark, rising to the role of an Associate and, subsequently, Department Manager by early 2023.
Jamie’s day to day role involves managing the daily operations of the Health and Welfare department, ensuring the provision of top legal services. His responsibilities include representing both the protected party and their litigation friend, including the Official Solicitor and professional advocates, as well as family members, in complex Court of Protection cases. 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. His expertise often guides them through the Court of Protection and sometimes even the Court of Appeal.
Jamie's extensive background includes advising on capacity disputes, advocating for clients’ best interests, and appealing against decisions related to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), including section 21A appeals. He is also skilled at representing 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, and he has been involved in challenging decisions to remove or reduce care packages and refusals to fund treatment.
"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."
Jamie is an active member of the National Executive Committee of The Court of Protection Practitioners Association (COPPA) and The Manchester Law Society. His commitment to the legal community extends to mentoring the next generation, illustrated by his involvement with Lancaster University’s Law School through career talks and assisting in student competitions.
Cases Dealt With
ZK (Landau-Kleffner Syndrome : Best Interests)
EWCOP 12 - 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.
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