8 Haymarket Street
Areas of Expertise
|Health & welfare deputyships
|Expert witness statements (costs)
|Local authority care services & funding
|NHS care funding
|SEN applications & appeals
|Estate planning & trusts
|Completion of tax returns for deputy clients
|Court of Protection Panel of Deputies
|STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)
|Solicitors for the Elderly (team)
About GLP Solicitors
Our specialist Court of Protection team has extensive experience dealing with complex deputyships resulting from a high-value serious injury awards.
We work closely with families, carers, trustees, beneficiaries and other professionals to reduce the burden and provide tailored advice.
Our work includes:
- Deputyship applications
- Employment issues with carers
- Budgeting for daily and future needs
- Welfare benefits entitlement
- Investment of funds
- Purchase and adaptation of property
- Local authority funding
- Making a will (Statutory Will applications)
- Deputy disputes
- Trust drafting service
- CICA Trust advice
- Administration of Trusts
8 Haymarket Street
About Neil Sugarman
Neil qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and has been the managing partner of GLP Solicitors of Bury, Greater Manchester since 1999.
Neil is a past president of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) - an organisation of around 3,500 member lawyers that has been fighting for the rights of injured people for over 25 years. In addition, he is a Fellow of APIL, previously an APIL Executive Committee member, a member of Headway and a former APIL delegate to the Bodily Injury Claims Management Association.
Neil is a frequent contributor to a major legal text on the handling of serious personal injury claims, Neil is also an updating author to Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service. He has lectured widely to a variety of groups on the topic of personal injury and had many academic articles published Neil is an appointed Tribunal Judge to the First Tier Tribunal of the Social Entitlement Chamber.
In 2009 he represented a client who is understood to have received the highest award ever made under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. He received a commendation for this work in the UNICEF Child Rights Lawyer of the Year Awards 2001.
Neil has been a Deputy (and Trustee) for brain injured children and adults for over 20 years.