Sophie O’Connell

Partner, Solicitor, Head of Court of Protection

  01752 292355

Sophie joined Wolferstans in 2012 and she qualified as a solicitor in 2016. Sophie has worked mainly in the field of mental capacity law since joining Wolferstans.

Sophie supports clients, who have a Court of Protection deputy, with the management of their financial affairs. She is experienced in making applications to the Court of Protection for both property and affairs, personal welfare deputies and statutory wills. As well as Court of Protection matters she also advises on health and social care funding.

Sophie works with clients with brain injuries and families with children who have brain injuries, clients with learning disabilities and clients with dementia. She often works on complex cases and this involves clients’ wider network of support such as case managers, therapists, social workers, family members and financial advisers.

Sophie leads the Court of Protection Team at Wolferstans, a growing team which specialises in Court of Protection matters. The team operates within the framework of the Deputy Standards, working with clients and their wider support network to assist them to manage their affairs and respond to their individual needs.

Prior to becoming a solicitor Sophie worked in a variety of roles in the charity and public sector. Sophie undertook the Graduate Diploma in Law in 2009/10 and Legal Practice Course in 2010/11 at the University of Plymouth. She gained a distinction in the Legal Practice Course and won the Sweet and Maxwell Vocational Law Prize. In 2016 she obtained a distinction in the Society for Estate and Trust Practitioners (STEP) Advanced Certificate in Advising Vulnerable Clients. Sophie is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and an affiliated member of STEP.

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