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Isobel Hinchliffe

Paralegal

Home office: Bristol
Isobel Hinchliffe - Court of Protection Paralegal - Bristol

Isobel is responsible for assisting Clarke Willmott’s two panel deputies Anthony Fairweather and Anne Minihane.

Isobel’s skills lie in:

  • Working with families, care providers, government bodies, benefits agencies, financial institutions, professional advisers, local authorities and other professional bodies to assist people who cannot manage their own finances, for reasons such as mental incapacity, mental illness or following a severe personal injury.
  • Isobel has experience in making applications to the Court of Protection for clients who may require an appointed Deputy to manage their personal affairs

Upon appointment of a professional deputy, Isobel provides assistance by:

  • Using accountancy skills for reconciling clients accounts
  • Arranging insurance for clients assets
  • Liaising with the litigation team dealing with any associated ongoing personal injury claim
  • Making enquiries about clients entitlement to benefits with benefits agencies
  • Ensuring clients bills are paid
  • Administrating payroll to privately employed care teams
  • Speaking to financial advisors and financial institutions on behalf of the client
  • Liaising with clients family members, case managers and care providers to ensure the clients needs are being met
  • Where applicable, supporting an application for care funding for the client, e.g. direct payments
  • Preparing and submitting the clients annual deputy report to the Office of the Public Guardian

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