I am a Senior Associate in the Clinical Risk team who works in the public, private and not for profit health, social care and housing sectors.
I have a particular interest in vulnerable adults and safeguarding. I specialise in advising clients on issues concerning capacity, best interests and deprivation of liberty cases. I regularly represent health commissioners and healthcare providers in proceedings in the Court of Protection, including serious medical treatment cases as well as advising clients on complex packages of care. I also assist where there are challenges to the provision of care by way of judicial review and where advice is required on regulatory matters, including health and safety.
The clear links between housing and mental health enable me to advise housing providers on a range of issues including safeguarding, information governance and dealing with serious incidents as well as providing support, training and representation at inquests.
My interest in safeguarding work includes a special interest in fire safety and fire prevention work in respect of vulnerable adults. I am instructed by Fire Authorities in respect of inquests and safeguarding matters, as well as providing advice to care providers and the housing sector regarding their duties and obligations.