Ian Potter, Partner

Emma Irons, Solicitor

Areas of practice:

Ian specialises in assisting and advising clients with regard to the management of their financial affairs following injury, illness or disability.

Ian works closely with clients who are mentally incapable of managing their own affairs and their families. These include personal injury clients who have suffered a severe brain injury, elderly clients and those with a range of other disabilities.

He also advises clients about setting up Personal Injury Trusts to their protect entitlement to means tested benefits or care services

Ian is a director of Wrigleys Trustees Limited, a trust corporation established by my firm to take on appointments to act as Deputy, Trustee or Attorney for clients who require the assistance of a professional.

Ian has spoken widely to conferences, professional and voluntary groups on subjects relating to disability and the management of financial affairs.

Publications:

Co-author of Headway's booklet "Supporting People to Make Decisions: Applying the Mental Capacity Act".

British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing article, "Understanding Mental Capacity and the Power of Attorney".

Contributor to the "Court of Protection Fees and Costs" chapter of "Facts and Figures", published annually.

Author of Headway's booklet "A Guide to Personal Injury Trusts" and co-author of "Supporting People to Make Decisions: Applying the Mental Capacity Act".

Co-author of the "Personal Injury Trusts" chapter of "APIL Personal Injury Law Practice and Precedents".

Co-author of STEP article "UK Welfare Reform Act– Why you can't ignore it".

Author of the British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing article, "Understanding Mental Capacity and the Power of Attorney".

Author of the "Personal Injury Trusts" chapter of "Facts and Figures", published annually.

Professional career:

Partner
Qualified 2001

Professional Memberships and Associations:Court of Protection Practioners Association Member

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