Catherine Diamond

Catherine Diamond

Job Title

Associate Solicitor

Direct Number

01903 706994

Email Address

Fax

01903 229172

Department/s

Care, Capacity and Court of Protection

Catherine Diamond

Overview

I am an Associate Solicitor and Head of the Care, Capacity & Court of Protection Team.  I specialise in law relating to mental capacity, the financial administration of client affairs and applications to the Court of Protection.

Qualifications

LLB (Hons) Law degree in 2000
Legal Practice Course in 2001
Qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and have achieved Associate and Senior Associate status.
Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly 2009 having been a student member since starting my solicitor training contract in 2004

Recent Cases

Re JC; D v C (2012) MHL0 35 (COP)

This Statutory Will application related to the right of a biological child, adopted out of the family at birth, to claim for provision under the terms of a Will.  I was the instructing solicitor acting on behalf of the applicant who was the Property & Financial Affairs Deputy for JC.

This case is still widely lectured upon today in connection with Statutory Will applications to the Court.

Areas of Expertise

Court of Protection Applications (including Deputy appointments, Statutory Wills and Lifetime Gifts)
Powers of Attorney (including preparation and registration relating to General, Lasting or Enduring Powers of Attorney)
Administration of financial affairs on behalf of Attorneys or Deputies
Paying for care
Advising Attorneys and Deputies in their role and responsibilities

Memberships