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Catherine Diamond joined the Dutton Gregory Private Client Team as an Associate Solicitor in 2019. She primarily specialises in law relating to mental capacity, the administration of elderly client affairs and Court of Protection applications. She has previously worked with four Court of Protection Panel Deputies.
She will also be supporting our Private Client Team with preparation of Wills and Estate Administration.
Areas of expertise:
- Court of Protection Applications including Deputy appointments, Statutory Wills and Lifetime Gifts)
- Powers of Attorney (including preparation and registration relating to General, Lasting or Enduring Powers of Attorney)
- Administration of financial affairs on behalf of Attorneys or Deputies.
- Paying for care
- The administration of estates
- Wills and Inheritance Tax planning
Catherine regularly presents to members of charitable organisations, including the Alzheimer’s Society Support Workers, and Carer Support Groups on the legal aspects and importance of preparing Wills and Powers of Attorney.
She has taken part in various campaigns to raise awareness of dementia via her former membership of Dementia Action Alliance groups in Reading, Chichester & Bognor Regis and Portsmouth.
Having been a key member of Dementia Friendly Fareham & Gosport she was elected as Chair of the group in 2018.
Catherine is also an Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly which is an independent, national organisation of professionals who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. She is also a Dementia Friend and a Dementia Friends Champion on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society.
In addition, Catherine has been a mentor for students studying the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, Guildford since 2010.
Re JC; D v C (2012) MHL0 35 (COP)
This Statutory Will application related to the right of a biological child, adopted out of the family at birth, to claim for provision under the terms of a Will. Catherine was the instructing solicitor acting on behalf of the applicant who was the Property & Financial Affairs Deputy for JC.
For more information please call Catherine on 02380221344