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How can Price Slater Gawne help?

Our specialist team offers a wide range of Court of Protection services designed to provide you with the legal advice and support you need. We work closely with local authority teams and other relevant professionals to coordinate the affairs of the Court of Protection case you’re managing. Our person-centred approach means our services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client and their family, and we have been recognised for our excellence in this regard. Trust us to be your dedicated partner in advancing the well-being and interests of the vulnerable individuals we collectively serve.

If you think you would benefit from the advice of our Court of Protection specialists, please get in touch today by contacting on 03333 058375 or by email to

Challenges faced by local authorities 

With research highlighting that 9 out of 10 people over the age of 55 have not made arrangements or put money aside for their care needs in later life, coupled with an ageing population, the pressure already felt by financially stretched local authorities is likely to continue to escalate. 

There are many vulnerable adults who do not have close family or friends to assist with the management and safeguarding of their affairs. We have found that local authorities are often stretched to deal with these cases and sometimes lack the specialist experience required. 

A further challenge to local authorities is recognising the cases that require a deputy and intervening accordingly. This could require an application to the Court of Protection. Failing to intervene can not only have a devastating effect on the vulnerable adult but can also increase the burden on Social Services and care funding.

Given the challenges outlined above and from our experience of working with local authorities, we have found that cases are often being missed or at least delayed.

At Price Slater Gawne, we understand the increasing pressures faced by local authority teams and can work with you, the vulnerable individual and their support teams as a professional deputy; helping alleviate the challenges in place. 

What are the benefits of working with Price Slater Gawne? 

It does not cost anything to refer a Deputyship matter to Price Slater Gawne and we also offer additional free services to local authorities.

The potential benefits are:

  • No cost to the local authority.
  • Assistance in identifying cases that require professional deputyship.
  • Reducing outstanding care debts to the local authority.
  • Ensuring that empty properties are safeguarded and dealt with effectively.
  • Providing independence when dealing with outstanding care debts and eliminating potential conflicts of interest.
  • Reducing the burden on the local authority resources.
  • Providing assistance to ensure compliance with Statutory Duties.

Fees are subject to scrutiny

Some local authorities may hesitate to refer out deputy cases due to concerns about costs. However, it is important to note that deputyship fees are subject to scrutiny by the Court of Protection and this includes fees charged by law firms. Price Slater Gawne operates transparently and responsibly, ensuring that our fees align with the Court’s guidelines while providing high-quality services.

We are specialists and cases tend to advance quicker

At Price Slater Gawne, we pride ourselves on being specialists in Court of Protection matters. Our expertise allows us to navigate complex cases efficiently, leading to quicker resolutions and ensuring that the best interests of the individual are prioritised at all times.

Local authority training 

At Price Slater Gawne we have expertise and experience of working with Local Authorities to ensure that they can effectively and appropriately support vulnerable people and implement financial safeguarding measures. These services are provided at no cost to the Local Authority. 

We offer free support, training and advice for Local Authorities in respect of financial Court of Protection matters such as:

  • Adult Safeguarding 
  • OPG investigations
  • Resolving financial difficulties for adults who lack capacity 
  • Outstanding care free debts

If you would like to arrange a free of charge training session, please contact the Court of Protection team on 03333 058375 or email

Meet the Team

  • Gareth Williams

    Partner, Court of Protection & Wealth Protection

    Gareth Williams

    t:07497 839796


  • Sam Firth

    Associate, Executive, Court of Protection

    Sam Firth

    t:07508 897860


  • Jade Price

    Solicitor, Court of Protection

    Jade Price

    t:07930 519947


  • Gabrielle Chapman

    Solicitor, Court of Protection

    Gabrielle Chapman

    t:07497 839816


  • Caz Kirkwood

    Administrator, Court of Protection

    Caz Kirkwood

    t:07957 773340


  • Georgia Burgess

    Administrator, Court of Protection

    Georgia Burgess

    t:07980 772002


What Our Clients Say About Us...

  • “I am currently a client of Sam Firth, I cannot recommend him enough, he is very thorough, professional and supportive, I can't imagine anyone else dealing with such a complex case, resulting in positive outcomes.” Stacey


  • The team are dedicated, highly experienced, professional, and approachable, with a drive to ensure the best outcome for their clients.” Kate Barron, Clinical Case Manager


  • “Jade Price was recommended to me and I can see why. Jade has been very prompt and thorough throughout. I wholeheartedly feel at ease with Jade guiding me.” Mr P


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If you would like to speak with one of our expert lawyers, just call or email using the information below, or complete this form.

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