Jamie is a solicitor in the Court of Protection and community care department based in the North West. Jamie joined Stephensons in 2013 after completing his law degree and legal practice course at the University of Central Lancashire.
During his time at the firm, Jamie worked as a graduate paralegal in the housing department acting for tenants who faced eviction from their home. This role included carrying out advocacy on a daily basis due to the nature of the case type and also given that Jamie was part of the court duty scheme.
During his time in the housing department, Jamie was awarded a training contract following which he spent time in the Court of Protection department, actions against public bodies department and in the commercial litigation department. Jamie spent the first 12 months of his training contract in the North West and the final 12 months in our City of London office.
Following the conclusion of his training contract in September 2018 and subsequent qualification as a solicitor, Jamie re-joined the Court of Protection department.
Jamie has experience in both community care and Court of Protection welfare matters. In Court of Protection matters, Jamie represents both “P” by a litigation friend (including the Official Solicitor) and family members in Mental Capacity Act disputes before the court.
Court of Protection cases often address complex and sensitive issues including residence, care, sexual relations, contact, medical treatment decisions and deprivations of liberty.
Jamie also represents vulnerable children and adults with physical disabilities and mental health conditions in obtaining lawful assessments, service provision, treatment and suitable accommodation from both social services and the NHS. In addition to challenging decisions to remove or reduce care packages and refusals to fund treatment.
In his spare time, Jamie enjoys watching football and is an avid fan of Manchester United. He also has a keen interest in NFL, his favourite team being the New England Patriots.
Areas of specialism
- Court of Protection welfare matters
- Appeals against deprivations of liberty under s21A Mental Capacity Act 2005
- Community care
- Judicial review