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Legal 500 rankings - Court of Protection - Tier 2

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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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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