Claire Whittall

Senior Associate - Court of Protection

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"I am a private client lawyer with a special interest in Court of Protection matters, in particular assisting clients with additional needs to manage their property and financial affairs”

I am a senior associate in the Court of Protection Team, having joined Higgs LLP in 2015.  Prior to joining Higgs LLP, I worked at another large regional law firm.

I deal specifically with matters where mental capacity is questioned and offer practical approaches to resolve any difficulties this may cause.  I also deal with all applications to the Court of Protection.

I advise lay and professional deputies in making decisions for individuals who lack the mental capacity to do so themselves.  I act with the individual’s best interests in mind and adopt a caring approach. 

Further to this I advise clients on a range of other matters including wills, powers of attorney, advance directives (also known as living wills), care home fee planning and older client matters generally. 

In addition, I work closely with our clinical negligence and personal injury teams, advising their clients on the merits of Personal Injury Trusts or Deputyship Orders following settlement of their case. 

I am a member of The Association of Lifetime Lawyers and a Dementia Friend.

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I have been a vegetarian since the age of 10


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