My role

As Court of Protection lead, I head up our professional deputyship team and am an Office of the Public Guardian panel deputy. Advising on Court of Protection practice, mental capacity and mental health, I represent individual clients and organisations that provide care and support, where age, disability or illness might affect the person’s ability to make their own choices.

Chambers 2017 describes me as "an experienced professional deputy and a property and affairs guru, as well as being very good in health and welfare, and mental health" 

Sheree has also contributed in an interview on the problems of mental health advocacy, which was published by Lexis. 

My experience

As well as my general legal duties, I also hold the following positions:

- Chair of the Law Society’s Mental Health and Disability Committee

- Member of the Court of Protection’s Ad Hoc Rules Committee

- Chair of Birmingham Solicitors for the Elderly

- Member of the Probate Section – the Law Society’s panel of approved mental health solicitors, and the Mental Health Lawyers Association

- Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Presiding Judge Private Client Awards 2017/18

 

My specialisms

  • Court of Protection
  • Mental capacity and mental health
  • Elder client law, including lasting powers of attorney
  • Wills and trusts providing for beneficiaries with a disability
Withdrawal of life sustaining treatment and mental capacity (Director of Legal Aid Casework and others v Briggs)
Withdrawal of life sustaining treatment and mental capacity (Director of Legal Aid Casework and others v Briggs)

Personal Injury analysis: Sheree Green, a senior associate at Anthony Collins Solicitors, says the Court of Appeal’s decision in Briggs means that, going forward, where the central issue to be determined relates to the giving or withdrawal of life sustaining treatment, the application must be brought under section 16 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005).

Every vote counts
Every vote counts

Can anyone and everyone vote? What about people with learning disabilities, or a brain injury, or a diagnosis of dementia? Does their reduced mental capacity affect their right to vote? As long as a person is over 18, and meets the nationality and residency criteria laid out by the Electoral Commission, that person is entitled to vote, regardless of any impaired mental capacity.

Surviving at best?
Surviving at best?

Mental health is in the news! It’s great that we are finally talking about a health issue that society often perceives as a sensitive subject.

60 seconds with Sheree Green
60 seconds with Sheree Green

I lead the court of protection team, which specialises in property and finance, and health and welfare court of protection work, as well as mental health. Our clients are privately and publicly funded

Liberty and Protection - The Law Commission's report on Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty has now been published
Liberty and Protection - The Law Commission's report on Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty has now been published

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) - the bespoke authorisation process for people deprived of their liberty in care homes and hospitals – were described by the House of Lords Select Committee for the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) as “frequently not used…leaving individuals without the safeguards Parliament intended” and social care providers “vulnerable to legal challenge”.

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