Health and Welfare
Sophie acts in a wide-range of health and welfare cases including Section 21A applications, Section 16 welfare applications and disputes arising from medical treatment issues. She is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor, family members, local authorities, CCGs, health trusts and private care providers. Notably, Sophie has been credited for her contribution to Re A (Capacity: Social Media and Internet Use: Best Interests)  EWCOP and Re B (Capacity: Social Media: Care and Contact)  EWCOP 3
Sophie also accepts instructions in urgent applications for life saving medical treatment, non-urgent medical treatment and end of life withdrawal of medical treatment. This work has been complimented by the experience gained in clinical negligence and personal injury cases during her pupillage. Sophie recently appeared on behalf of P’s wife, alongside Sam Karim QC, in the reported case of Re KM  5 WLUK 89, arising from an application for withdrawal of life sustaining treatment.
Property and Affairs
Sophie regularly acts in applications seeking the appointment and removal of attorneys and deputies. She has appeared on behalf of P, lay and professional deputies, local authorities and the Office of the Public Guardian. Sophie also has a fast-growing practice advising in statutory will, trustee and gifting applications and is keen to support and encourage the regionalisation of work in this area.
Sophie accepts instructions in a range of Mental Health matters. Sophie has acted for detained patients, family members and local authorities in Nearest Relative Displacement Proceedings and has appeared before Mental Health Tribunals in hospitals across the North West.
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Sam Karim QC & Aisling Campbell involved in the appeal to overturn landmark Court of Protection judgment
Helen Mulholland appears for hospital Trust in serious treatment decision case concerning amputation in patient with complex physical and mental health needs.
Sam Karim QC and Aisling Campbell appear before Mr Justice Hayden in a Court of Protection matter concerning P’s engagement in sexual relations with sex workers
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