Annabel qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and since qualification, has built a practice specialising in meeting the legal needs of adults and children, who might be considered as vulnerable for whatever reason. Often these clients need applications to go before the court of protection on a range of welfare or financial matters, including deputyship orders, statutory wills and property matters.
She also deals with complex safeguarding enquiries, concerning financial and physical abuse, deprivation of liberty authorisations for young people and adults and resolution of disputes concerning social care services.
This practice means she advises on powers or attorney, wills for parents of disabled children and advanced directives amongst other things. For older clients, she advises on paying for care, local authority needs assessments and types of funding, including continuing health care, S117 funding, self funding issues and continuing care for children.
Annabel has a particular interest in providing legal services for people living with mental illness in the community.