Michelle works with panel deputies, families, social workers and local authorities to ensure that the financial affairs of individuals lacking the requisite decision-making capacity are properly managed.
Michelle has gained over ten years of Court of Protection experience and has also completed the LL.M degree and a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).
Michelle is a paralegal of the Court of Protection Finance Team and is also a team manager.
How Michelle can help you
Michelle supports individuals through the process of applying to be a Court of Protection deputy for a vulnerable adult and panel deputyship applications; and assisting professional deputies in managing vulnerable adults’ financial affairs on daily basis.
Supporting individuals or professionals through the process of applying to be a Court of Protection deputy for a vulnerable adult or elderly relative or making the application on their behalf.
Supporting individuals or professionals through the process of other types of Court of Protection applications.
Providing technical and legal support to deputies and attorneys with:
Administration – completing Court of Protection forms, deputy accounts and returns to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)
Advice on care packages and care fee funding and the responsibilities of the NHS and the local authorities in relation to care;
Managing disputes with families or carers about a vulnerable person’s finances or best interests