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Lucy Nicol – Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell
4 Wellington Place,
Leeds LS1 4BZ

Areas of Expertise

Financial Deputyships Health & welfare deputyships Expert witness statements (costs) Local authority care services & funding
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NHS care funding SEN applications & appeals Estate planning & trusts Completion of tax returns for deputy clients
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Professional Membership

Court of Protection Panel of Deputies STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) Solicitors for the Elderly (team)
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About Irwin Mitchell

As one of the UK’s leading firms of solicitors, we have a dedicated, experienced team who specialise in all Court of Protection matters. We’re in the perfect position to help you if:

  • You’re responsible for managing someone else’s affairs
  • You’re concerned about the ability of someone else to manage your affairs
  • You’re concerned about the ability of someone to manage another person’s affairs
  • You’re concerned about your own ability to manage your affairs
  • There is a dispute/ uncertainty about someone’s ability to make decisions for him/herself
  • There is a dispute about what social care, residence or medical treatment is in a person’s best interests.

You can rely on us to provide expert legal advice and we can help with all financial management matters, from planning/ investments, to tax returns/ accounting. You can be sure that our fees and rates are fair as they are set and assessed by the Court.

Lucy Nicol – Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell
4 Wellington Place,
Leeds LS1 4BZ

About Lucy Nicol

Lucy Nicol is National Head of the Court of Protection team and Regional Managing Partner for Newcastle. Appointed by the Court of Protection to act as professional deputy for clients who’ve lost capacity to manage their financial affairs.

The majority of Lucy’s work involves acting as professional deputy for clients who’ve received multi-million-pound damages awards, either as a result of medical negligence or serious injury. She works closely with both our Personal Injury and Medical Negligence teams managing interim payments until claims are settled.

After settlement her role is helping clients invest their compensation in the best way, buying a property suitable to their needs, and putting in place commercial care packages, as well as other financial matters. Lucy is an expert in mental capacity and often assists Lay deputies with applications to Court and Statutory Wills.

Lucy also provides ligation support in the form of expert evidence, acting for both claimant and defendants.

Lucy has presented at many external professional conferences and seminars, being seen as an expert in her field.

"She is very good; she knows what she is doing and is very aware of and sensitive to the needs of clients." – Chambers & Partners, 2020