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Professional Deputies Testimonials

“I was so impressed by her knowledge of the subject matter that I instructed her in my capacity as Court of Protection Deputy when a client’s NHS continuing healthcare was withdrawn. Cate assisted me in appealing this decision. It’s a pleasure to work with Cate and to be able to call upon someone who is experienced in this complex area of law.”

Services for Professional Deputies & Attorneys instruction

Anne Caswell, Owner Carters Solicitors LLP

“Chloe was very clear and easy to follow – also kept content interesting.”

MBL Seminars

Kenny Taylor, Solicitor at Jacobs & Reeves

“Excellent and very knowledgeable. Well presented. It was far and away the best course I have attended in a long time.”

MBL Training on Community Care Law

Sara Jane Chorkley, Head of Private Client, Donald Race & Newton Solicitors Limited

“I am a solicitor specialising in catastrophic brain injury personal injury claims. We recently instructed Cate Searle as an expert in the field of public funding to prepare a report for the Court on a particular case involving a person in a minimal state of consciousness.

Cate was instructed to prepare a report, advising on the likelihood of our client remaining eligible in the future for continuing healthcare funding from the NHS and any likely changes that would be made to the client’s public funding in the future.

Cate’s report was balanced, authoritative, incisive and extremely helpful. Both Queens Counsel and I were very impressed with the quality of Cate’s work.

Cate also later provided advice to the client and the care home on how best to maximise the client’s chances of retaining continuing healthcare funding, which our clients were very pleased with.  We were impressed with the quality of Cate Searle’s work throughout”.

Services for Professional Deputies & Attorneys instruction

Francis Lacy Scott, Partner ASB Law


“Thanks to your recent course my client now has nearly £6,000 back in his account. The Local Authority were not interested in CRAG in relation to my 12 week property disregard argument.

However, I also used your quote from Care & Support Statuary Guidance Annex B asking for discretion and discretion is what I got! Not the full fees but £492 per week, the LA rate and therefore a significant refund.

If I hadn’t been on your course, I would have taken the Local Authority’s word for it that because my client was just over the threshold on the date that he became a permanent resident then he was not entitled to the 12 week property disregard. Many, many thanks.”

Professional Deputy Advice & Support

RG, legal assistant in private client & Deputy team, SW England

“Excellent knowledge, practical advice, real examples.”

Professional Deputy & Attorney Instructions

Rachel S

“First class delivery and understanding of the subject matter.”

MBL Training on Community Care Law

Eric Hanson, Director, Billson & Sharp

“Cate was excellent – knowledgeable and authoritative, but entirely approachable.”

Professional Deputy Instructions

Maya C

“Matthew Grant provides employment expertise and support to my firm where we act as professional deputy or on behalf of lay deputies. His advice is always clear and concise, and it is our pleasure to recommend him and Martin Searle Solicitors.”

Services for Professional Deputies & Attorneys instruction

Jane Bennett, Managing Director at JE Bennett Law, Solicitor, & professional Court of Protection Deputy

“Practical advice given from someone with significant hands-on experience and clearly passionate about her work.”

Community Care Law Advice For Professionals

Simon W

“Absolutely amazing speaker and course.”

MBL Training

Jannina Beckett, Jaycon Legal

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