Claraine Walker

Court of Protection Advisor

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"I am a senior legal advisor in the private client department at Higgs LLP, specialising in Court of Protection matters. I have been managing the property and financial affairs of vulnerable adults and children since 2011.”

I joined the Court of Protection team at Higgs LLP in September 2021.

I am passionate about Court of Protection work and supporting and empowering vulnerable people and those closest to them. Before joining Higgs, I was a legal advisor in the Court of Protection Team at another law firm based in Birmingham City Centre for over 5 years and I managed a DWP appointee and money management service for over 5 years before that.

I am experienced with managing all aspects of a person’s property and financial affairs including:

  • Welfare benefits claims and appeals
  • Residential and commercial rental property portfolios
  • Applications for funding for care
  • Direct employment of care staff
  • Buying, selling and adapting property

I also:

  • Provide advice to lay and professional deputies in relation to their role as deputy
  • Prepare applications to the Court of Protection
  • Provide advice on the funding of care in care homes or in a person’s own home

I am an associate member of Cilex and I am continuing to study towards qualifying as a Cilex Lawyer.

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