Simon Hardy

Kingsley Napley LLP Solicitors

Simon heads Kingsley Napley''s Court of Protection team, specialising in the property and financial affairs jurisdiction of the Court.

His main role is as a professional Deputy but he also advises on all types of Court of Protection cases with a particular interest in complex cerebral palsy and brain injury cases and statutory will or gift applications. He also specialises in Personal Injury trusts and acting as a professional Trustee. His in-depth understanding ensures that an individual’s hard won award of compensation is protected and appropriately administered in their best interests.

Simon acts as a professional Deputy and professional Trustee for a broad range of clients. Many have suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of medical negligence or personal injury, some have a mental illness or dementia, others have a learning disability. Every client is unique and it is impossible to provide a ‘one size fits all’ solution. Simon invests considerable energy in getting to know each client and their family to provide a bespoke service tailored to their needs.

Before becoming a solicitor, Simon served as an officer in the Royal Navy. He is proud of his service and believes this has given him a wider perspective on life.

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It’s my money! Why isn’t my Deputy listening?

This seminar will cover the basics of when and why a property and affairs or financial Deputy is needed and a short introduction to the Mental Capacity Act 2005. It will also briefly cover how an application to appoint a Deputy is made and what happens once they are appointed. It will then move on to consider the types of decisions a Deputy typically makes with a particular focus on the concept of best interests and how the person whose finances are being administered should be kept involved throughout. Finally, I will cover what to do if the relationship isn’t working as it should, and what the options are for the person who lacks capacity and their family. There will also be a Q&A.