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Megan is a solicitor in the Court of Protection and community care department based in the North West. She graduated from Lancaster University with a first-class law degree, completed her LPC and Masters with Distinction and joined the department in 2018.
Megan is experienced in dealing with complex health and welfare and disputed property and affairs matters in the Court of Protection, and community care matters in the context of judicial review.
Megan is experienced in representing both “P”, via a litigation friend, and family members in Mental Capacity Act disputes before the Court of Protection. She regularly visits and communicates with vulnerable adults with mental health conditions and disabilities and enjoys building meaningful relationships with her vulnerable clients.
Megan is experienced in representing and advising parties in respect of s21A challenges/appeals against Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and capacity and best interests disputes. She is experienced in providing advice on capacity assessments, support plans, protocols, transition plans and best interests to secure a move for a vulnerable adult to an alternative placement more suitable for their needs. She regularly receives instructions on behalf of “P” from advocates/ IMCA’s/ RPR’s and concerned family members.
Megan is skilled in addressing sensitive and complex issues including residence, care, contact with others, sexual relations, contraception, medication, terminating tenancy agreements, use of the internet and social media, administration of the Covid-19 vaccination and deprivations of liberty.
She has successfully represented a concerned family member in Court of Protection proceedings concerning her vulnerable son and the administration of the Covid-19 vaccination, where it was agreed not to be in his best interests to receive the vaccination.
Megan has specific experience in complex health and welfare Court of Protection cases involving the interplay between the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Health Act 1989, and situations where a vulnerable adult has been assessed to have capacity to engage in sexual relations but lack capacity to decide who to have contact with.
Megan also has experience in property and affairs Court of Protection cases involving disputed Lasting Power of Attorney’s (LPA’s).
In her free time, Megan enjoys keeping fit, travelling, and walking her labradoodle, Milo.
Areas of specialism
- Court of Protection health and welfare
- Court of Protection disputed property and affairs
- Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) appeals under s21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
- Community care