“I mostly work with elderly or vulnerable clients who need care. I also work with people, and their families, who find themselves unexpectedly and prematurely in the care system as a result of catastrophic injury, including acquired brain injury.“
I am based in our Brighton solicitors office and assist Cate Searle with all aspects of community care law. This includes planning and paying for care, the role of property in care, understanding the complexities of the NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding regime and preparing for Deputyship and other applications to the Court of Protection.
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In my work at Martin Searle Solicitors I mostly work with elderly or vulnerable clients who need care and with their families; by the same token I advise those needing to consider care in the future. I also work with people (and their families) who find themselves unexpectedly and prematurely in the care system as a result of catastrophic injury, including acquired brain injury.
I have degrees in Geography from Bristol University and History of Art from the Open University. Then I completed the Law Conversion course at Sussex University and Law Society Finals at Guildford College of Law.
As a solicitor I came into community care law via insurance litigation, where my particular specialisms were injury and property matters. I was previously head of department at a large regional practice and then at a long-established Sussex firm. My injury experience includes catastrophic injury and acquired brain injury, which I can draw on to advise on the community care angle. In addition, my work in property insurance litigation informs advice I give on property issues in community care, such as the role of property in funding and planning for care.
Painting and colour, travel and books: all are important to me. Fairness matters, as does equality of opportunity in education. I campaign to keep our green spaces green and our seas as nature intended. Family and friends are at the core of everything I do.