20th August 2013
Public Law specialist joins Cartwright King
Public law specialist Conor Maguire has joined our team of court of protection solicitors and community care team at expanding specialist legal firm Cartwright King.
Previously at Irwin Mitchell, Conor specialises in community care, healthcare and medical treatment, mental capacity/court of protection cases, disability discrimination and human rights law.
At the instruction of the Official Solicitor, Conor has regularly acted on behalf of vulnerable adults in the Court of Protection in relation to health and welfare matters including deprivation of liberty and disputes about sexual relationships, contact and residence.
He has also handled cases involving social care policy decisions at local authority level and has successfully brought challenges against attempts by them to narrow the eligibility criteria for access to social care support under the Prioritising Need guidance.
In addition he has acted on high profile cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal and most recently was instructed by the British Humanist Association as an intervener in a Court of Appeal case, challenging the law on assisted dying in England and Wales and the prosecution of those who assist others to travel abroad for assisted suicide.
Conor regularly provides training on mental capacity law and deprivation of liberty issues as well as wider public law training on social and health care issues to relevant professionals including social workers, rehabilitation specialists and charities in third sector.
“Conor’s experience broadens the skills and expertise of our team and adds another and very valuable aspect to the services that we provide.”
said Anna Thurston, head of the mental health and court of protection teams at Cartwright King.
“We are passionate about protecting the most vulnerable people in our society and represent them and their families to make sure that they receive the care that they need and that decisions taken about them are appropriate.”