Negotiating a Court of Protection issue between warring siblings

Paul was instructed under the Direct Access scheme to represent a party (X) to a Court of Protection matter where two siblings were in dispute regarding the care of their elderly parent, specifically whether particular arrangements should be made regarding the access arrangements for the other sibling (Y).

It was clear that the historic problems between X and Y were behind the on-going dispute; the independent evidence confirmed that the care arrangements were entirely appropriate and the additional access arrangements were imposed by the carers because of previous “incidents” which had disturbed the parent.

Paul attended several preliminary hearings in the matters, liaising with the local authority and the Official Solicitor and attending a Round table Meeting intended to reach a measure of agreement between the parties.