James is a member of the Court of Protection team and helps manage the finances of vulnerable or elderly people who have lost capacity to manage their affairs themselves due to traumatic accidents, birth injury, learning disability or illness.
He works closely with the team at Wilson Browne and other professionals involved in the clients’ financial, legal, care and welfare matters. He is responsible for advising and drafting all types of applications to the Court of Protection, including applications to appoint lay or professional deputies.
Before joining Wilson Browne, James worked for over 25 years in a variety of roles in the Court of Protection and the Office of the Public Guardian. His most recent role was as an authorised court officer in the Court of Protection, where he was responsible for appointing deputies for property and affairs, and making a wide range of orders relating to the management of the finances of vulnerable people.
Because of his background, James has a unique inside knowledge of how the Court of Protection really works and uses this to get the best outcomes for his clients, at what is often a stressful and traumatic time.