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Legal 500 rankings are in

The firm has been ranked Tier 2 in Legal 500 for Court of Protection work.

Mackintosh Law is a niche firm with a national reputation for its work on mental capacity cases in the Court of Protection. It is dedicated to working with disabled clients and their family members and representatives. The practice is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor to the Senior Courts, advocacy agencies and lay individuals in vulnerable adult protection cases, challenges to deprivation of liberty under the Mental Capacity Act and other health, welfare, property and affairs cases in the Court of Protection. A lot of these cases involve elements of human rights and civil liberties. Nicola Mackintosh QC (Hon) (‘who needs no introduction‘) and Zena Soormally Bolwig garner a lot of praise – both are ‘extremely supportive and sympathetic. Highly professional and well organised, and very knowledgeable‘.

Practice head(s):

Nicola Mackintosh KC (Hon);

Zena Soormally Bolwig

Other key lawyers:

Georgina Byrne


‘Mackintosh Law punches very, very far above its weight, and continues to set a standard for those firms working to secure the interests of vulnerable individuals. Nicola Mackintosh deserves particular plaudits for tireless work alongside her caseload working on policy matters with the Law Society and during the pandemic on the Vice-President’s Hive group on the Court of Protection. Recruiting Zena Soormally Bolwig to act as her co-director was an exceptionally clever move on Nicola’s behalf, as she shares her values, her commitment, and her passion‘.

‘The team at Mackintosh Law is excellent. The lawyers complement each other brilliantly with a wide range of skills and sensitivities. They really specialise in what they do but are not afraid to get up to speed with less common areas of law when necessary or take external advice when warranted. Above all, they absolutely put their clients first and fight for the rights of those least able to protect themselves. They are the market leaders in their area. I cannot recommend them highly enough‘.

‘Nicola Mackintosh is absolutely dedicated to her clients and getting the best for them. She is also absolutely excellent at keeping complex and ongoing matters on track. She knows everything there is to know about the Court of Protection and her other specialisations. Zena Soormally Bolwig is extremely clever and always uses her skills to assist her clients. She has a huge capacity for marshalling complex facts and ruthlessly cutting down masses of information to what is relevant and important and will make a difference. Both Zena and Nicola are among the most effective and dedicated lawyers I have worked with’.

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Chambers UK Guide 2024

We are delighted that Nicola Mackintosh KC (Hon) has been recognised in the Chambers UK Guide 2024. Mental Health: Patients - UK-wide Star Individual Nicola Mackintosh possesses significant expertise


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