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Patricia Wass – Enable Law

Enable Law
Salt Quay House
4 North East Quay
Sutton Harbour
Plymouth PL4 0BN

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 Enable Law

There are many factors that could affect an individual's capacity to run their personal and financial affairs, and make their own decisions. These include severe learning disabilities, mental health problems, a brain injury or stroke, an accident causing severe injury, or simply old age.

Enable Law's knowledgeable specialist team understands the issues which arise from those suffering from a lack of capacity and have the skills to advise and assist with both contentious and non-contentious issues. Within our team, we have lawyers who are members of Solicitors for the Elderly, STEP, the Law Society Private Client section and Clinical Negligence Specialist Panel.

This specialist team can offer extensive services including Lasting Powers of Attorney, acting as or for deputies, making applications to the Court of Protection, professional deputyships, expert witness service, Living Wills and acting as litigation friends.

We are able to offer a collaborative approach between the non-contentious and contentious aspects of Court of Protection work and are often instructed by the Official Solicitor to act in the interests of clients who are not able to manage their own affairs.

Patricia Wass – Enable Law

Enable Law
Salt Quay House
4 North East Quay
Sutton Harbour
Plymouth PL4 0BN

About Patricia Wass

Patricia is a consultant in our mental capacity team and specialises in Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection work and legal issues relating to the elderly including advice on funding for long term care. She is one of only 68 professionals appointed nationwide to the panel of approved deputies created by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG).

Patricia is a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) and has served as a member of the West of England STEP Committee since 2000 (Chair between 2006 and 2009) and is the Immediate Past Chair of the Law Society Private Client Executive Committee. She is the immediate past Chair of the STEP England & Wales Regional Committee, a member of the STEP Governance Council, and has been elected to serve as a Director on the STEP Board.

Patricia is also a full member of Solicitors for the Elderly and assisted on the Committee for the Devon & Cornwall SFE Regional Group. Patricia is recognised as a 'Leader in her Field' by Chambers UK legal directory:

  • "You're in safe hands with her and can have absolute confidence in her knowledge and experience." Chambers 2015
  • "She is fantastic. A very well-connected, experienced panel deputy who is a safe pair of hands."
  • Clients assert: "She always retains her professionalism with people who are quite often under stress, and is very approachable." Chambers 2014