Alex joined the firm in 2014 as a specialist Court of Protection paralegal. She deals with the management of day-to-day financial matters for a large number of deputyship clients, ranging from children to the elderly, including those who have received personal injury awards. Alex helps vulnerable people and their loved ones make decisions about their property and finances; this involves assisting with decisions in relation to investments, personal budgets, capital expenditure and coordinating property adaptations tailored to individual clients with disabilities.
She is knowledgeable in dealing with Court of Protection applications concerning appointment of deputies, replacement of incapable trustees for property and contentious Court of Protection applications concerning attorneys and deputies.
Alex regularly deals with Office of the Public Guardian matters including Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney, their preparation, registration, and administration.
She is also practised in liaising with case managers, personal injury and clinical negligence lawyers, social workers and relatives to establish appropriate care regimes to make best interest decisions. Alex is also knowledgeable in claiming the appropriate benefits for clients and working with local authorities to consider Continuous Healthcare funding. She has a full understanding of the Office of the Public Guardian professional standards and its complex reporting requirements, which are all carried out to ensure that decisions made by the deputy are in the vulnerable adult’s best interests.
Alex is an Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friend which gives her an insight into what it is like to live with dementia.