Manchester-based specialist law firm, Hugh Jones Solicitors, has appointed a consultant solicitor to provide additional expert services to the firm’s Court of Protection team.
The multi-award winning firm boasts the largest team of Court of Protection lawyers in the UK and the latest hire paves the way for an ongoing recruitment drive throughout 2019.
Georgina Rowley brings with her a wealth of experience in Court of Protection welfare cases, including end of life treatment cases, withholding and withdrawing life sustaining treatment, disputes on decisions to grant and withhold continuing healthcare funding and inquests.
Rachel Dobson, managing director of Hugh Jones said: “As one of the largest private client firms in England and Wales, we are always looking to bolster our workforce with the sector’s most knowledgeable experts.
“Georgina will play a vital role in ensuring that the Court of Protection services we offer continue to lead the industry, extending our expertise into treatment and welfare disputes. She’s a valuable addition to our biggest team and perfectly placed to provide clients with the support required to help them navigate what can often be a testing time or ongoing process.”
Georgina is an accredited mediator and passionate about promoting the benefits of mediation in Court of Protection and treatment cases. Her experience as a solicitor in this area enables her to understand the complexities and sensitives involved in these cases. She lectures widely on the benefits of mediation in these cases and has trained the health and social care sector on conflict management and communication in partnership with the Medical Mediation Foundation.
Georgina commented: “Hugh Jones has built an impressive reputation for its Court of Protection and mental capacity work. I look forward to working alongside a team of individuals who share my passion for providing quality advice in these areas and have no doubt that the team will continue to go from strength to strength.”