60-66 North Hill
Areas of Expertise
|Financial Deputyships||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)|
Wolferstans Court of Protection Team consists of lawyers who are members of the Law Society Private Client Section, Solicitors for the Elderly or STEP (Society for Trusts and Estate Practitioners) and are therefore accredited and recognised as specialists in their field. With one of the largest local private client teams, we are able to advise you on all your concerns whatever they may be.
We ensure that we act with compassion whilst taking the day to day difficulties away – these clients can be very upset at what may seem a simple routine difficulty, and we can take control of these problems to avoid the stress and upset.
The Head of the Department, Samantha Buckthought, is a panel Deputy for the Court of Protection and is recognised for her skill and expertise in the area.
60-66 North Hill
About Sam Buckthought
Samantha Buckthought who is a Partner of the firm and the Head of the Department, is one of only 68 Deputies appointed nationwide by the Court of Protection on to their Panel. This means that she is a recognised specialist in her field, able to offer a skilled service to Court of Protection clients and she will be appointed as a Deputy in cases where there is no other member able to act.
“As a Panel Deputy for the Court of Protection I work with and for people who are vulnerable, whether through head or brain injury, dementia, mental health disorders or learning difficulties. My role is to help protect them-sometimes from third parties, relatives or even themselves. The work that I do extremely varied and covers all age groups but is extremely rewarding. I often have a long term relationship with individuals and families and it is really fulfilling to help them live as independently as possible whilst providing the protection they need. To support they work I do, I am a member of the Law Society Private Client Section and member of the Institute of Legacy Management.”
She also has a background in litigation meaning that she is uniquely placed to understand the complexities of high value personal injury and clinical negligence cases and the individual issues that these can bring.