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Puja Desai

Solicitor

Solicitor in the court of protection team.

My role

I am a solicitor working across all aspects of Court of Protection matters.

This involves helping individuals who are not deemed to have the legal capacity to manage their property and finances. This could be due to a wide range of reasons including suffering a brain injury, dementia or any other cognitive impairment.

I also assist in health and welfare Court of Protection matters, this involves helping a person or a family member who wishes to challenge a deprivation of liberty safeguard (Dols), clients who are challenging decisions relating to residence, care, treatment, contact with loved ones and other aspects of life.

My experience

I am driven by helping some of the most vulnerable people in our society during difficult periods of their lives.

My specialisms

  • Court of Protection - property and finance
  • Court of Protection - health and welfare
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (Mental Capacity Act 2005)

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My latest articles

Liberty Protection Safeguards – what next?
Liberty Protection Safeguards – what next?

The replacement of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards has been long awaited since the introduction of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019.

I have been served with Court of Protection Statutory Will proceeding documents, what happens next?
I have been served with Court of Protection Statutory Will proceeding documents, what happens next?

When you receive Court of Protection documents in the post, the keywords you are looking for in the covering letter are statutory will proceedings and respondent.

A guide to the Court of Protection: part 2, statutory Wills
A guide to the Court of Protection: part 2, statutory Wills

Making an application to the Court of Protection to make or change a Will for someone who is not able to do this themselves due to lacking mental capacity.

A guide to the Court of Protection part 1: FAQs
A guide to the Court of Protection part 1: FAQs

The Court of Protection is very important as it ensures that people who lack capacity are safeguarded.

As a Court of Protection Solicitor, how does my job help other people?
As a Court of Protection Solicitor, how does my job help other people?

I have been qualified as a Court of Protection Solicitor for almost ten months now and I absolutely love my job.

Max and Keira’s Law – the new “opt-out” organ donation system
Max and Keira’s Law – the new “opt-out” organ donation system

The law surrounding organ donation has changed. The Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill came into effect on 20 May 2020 and has implemented an opt-out system for organ donation.

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) launches scheme to refund overpaid deputyship fees
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) launches scheme to refund overpaid deputyship fees

A review conducted by the MoJ found that the costs of the OPG to supervise deputyships between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2015 did not match the fees that the MoJ had set.

Mental Capacity: international intelligence and the “great and the good”
Mental Capacity: international intelligence and the “great and the good”

The use of a prohibited nerve agent on British soil resulted in the Court considering whether it was in the best interests for personal data to be released for use by the OPCW.