Court of Protection, Mental Health, Vulnerable Adults & Community Care

Our Public@30 team offer a dynamic group of experts in this field, who have a broad range of experience in these complementary and overlapping fields. Members’ experience covers:

  • After-care under S117 Mental Health Act 1983;
  • Applications under the Mental Health Act 1983;
  • Best interest decisions involving the welfare and property of incapacitated adults under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the inherent jurisdiction;
  • Capacity including capacity to consent to medical treatment;
  • Care standards ;
  • Community care including assessments of need, charging for services, children in need, care plans;
  • Closure of care and residential homes;
  • Confidentiality and access to health and social services records;
  • Deprivation of Liberty;
  • Expertise in the Social Services and Well-being Act 2014 and it’s application; 
  • Human Rights and
  • Powers and duties of local social services authorities; LHBs and hospital trusts; WG and Central Government.

Members appear before the Appellate courts, the Administrative Court, the Court of Protection, the High Court (Family Division), County Court and the Mental Health Review Tribunal in Wales.

Our client base is wide including private care homes, local social services authorities, LHBs, NHS Trusts & hospitals, incapacitated persons, patients and their relatives

The group accepts publicly funded work.

The only tier 1 Chambers in Wales for Court of Protection in Legal 500, 2022. 

30 Park Place Chambers continues to be a set that is 'renowned in South Wales for being able to offer a broad set of barristers', and its Court of Protection practice is no different. Members of the court of protection and community care group act for local authorities, NHS bodies, family members, and protected parties. Praised for their 'delicate' approach, Nia Gowman's practice often involves capacity disputes, medical treatment and decisions about residence and care. Rebecca Harrington and Rhian Jones are regularly instructed in matters concerning the Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act. - Legal 500, 2022

'30 Park Place Chambers is home to one of the largest teams of Court of Protection teams in the region, with members acting for all parties in a wide range of cases including deprivations of liberty, medical treatment and mental capacity decisions.' and 'the market lead for Court of Protection Practice in Wales' - Legal 500, 2020


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Team Members: Court of Protection, Mental Health, Vulnerable Adults & Community Care