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We are delighted to be ranked Band 2 in Chambers 2023 rankings for Court of Protection - Health and Welfare, which were released today.

What the team is known for

Mackintosh Law is a specialist Court of Protection firm, noted for its expert advocacy on behalf of people lacking mental capacity. The firm is routinely approached by the Official Solicitor to manage complex deprivation of liberty applications and other Court of Protection matters. The team is particularly renowned for supporting individuals with mental health illnesses and those diagnosed with dementia.


"The team's understanding of the issues and diligence is quite exceptional."

"Mackintosh Law is at the forefront of engaging with people in difficult circumstances."

"Mackintosh Law's work is of an extremely high standard."

Notable practitioners

Zena Soormally is an experienced practitioner who specialises in Court of Protection cases and supporting clients who lack capacity. She has particular experience handling deprivation of liberty cases."Zena is tenacious and meticulous in her approach to cases; you can see every angle has been covered." "She has a level of dedication like no one else."

Ranked Lawyers

Band 1 - Nicola Mackintosh KC (Hon)

Band 2 - Zena Soormally Bolwig

Associates to watch - Georgina Byrne

We are seeking another full time solicitor (0 to 3 years PQE) to join our mental capacity team to work alongside the Directors, Nicola Mackintosh KC (Hon) and Zena Soormally Bolwig, and our excellent and committed team of solicitors and paralegals. Please see the recruitment page for further details.

Mackintosh Law has an 'ethos of providing the best quality professional advice in a timely fashion. They will always go the extra mile to support and assist their client’. The firm has an excellent national reputation for its specialism in mental capacity welfare casework in the Court of Protection. It is co-led by the ‘outstanding’ Nicola Mackintosh and the ‘incredibly skilled’ Zena Soormally Bolwig. The group is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor to the Senior Courts, advocacy agencies and lay individuals in vulnerable adult protection cases. It has been busy advising on diverse issues such as challenges to deprivation of liberty under the Mental Capacity Act and other health and welfare and property and affairs cases.

Practice head(s): Nicola Mackintosh KC; Zena Soormally Bolwig

Other key lawyers: Georgina Byrne; Kris Jackson; Shiva Krishnan


‘This team is one of the most experienced and ground breaking teams doing Court of Protection work. The extent of the work they do in enhancing ‘P’s’ participation in the proceedings has been ground breaking. It is a small niche, but extremely expert firm‘.

‘This team is dedicated to the rights of the disabled and is the platinum standard for this client group. Kris Jackson is a star of the future’.

‘Extremely well-regarded and effective Court of Protection team. Knowledgeable, professional and tenacious solicitors bringing interesting and important cases. Zena Soormally Bolwig – really top-flight solicitor, one of the best in the country. Fights her client’s corner fiercely and a pleasure to work with’.

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