Position(s) Senior associate, Solicitor
Area(s) of Practice Mental Health, Community Care & Healthcare, Court of Protection
Phone 07715 041 978
Conor Maguire is a solicitor in the mental health and welfare department. Conor has experience in a broad range of public law practice areas but specialises in community care, healthcare and medical treatment, mental capacity / court of protection cases, disability discrimination and human rights law.
Conor has been regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor to act 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 been instructed in cases concerning social care policy decisions at local authority level and has successfully brought challenges against attempts by local authorities to narrow the eligibility criteria for access to social care support under the Prioritising Need guidance.
Conor's acted on high profile cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal, including having been 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.
He 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 the third sector.
Conor has been published in a number of leading journals including the British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.
Conor is also Law Society Accredited Legal Representative.