Christopher joined Enoch Evans LLP in July 2006, starting in the Accounts Department before completing the Association of Accounting Technicians Course. Christopher qualified as a Full Member of AAT in 2011 and remains a Full Member. Christopher moved to the Probate Department in November 2011. He is currently a Graduate of CILEX following his studies at the University of Wolverhampton, which will lead to him qualifying as a Fellow of CILEX.
Christopher on a daily basis acts on behalf of clients who have been assessed as lacking the mental capacity to manage their own property and financial affairs, having a Deputy appointed by the Court. Christopher is regularly involved in making applications to the Court of Protection for the appointment of a professional of a lay Deputy, along with supplementary Orders, and subsequently in assisting with the delivery of Enoch Evans LLP’s professional Deputyship services. Christopher’s role involves him liaising with various third parties including the Court of Protection, the Office of the Public Guardian, claims handlers, NHS Litigation Authority, healthcare professionals, Department for Work & Pensions, financial advisers, architects/contractors as well as case managers.
Christopher has a keen interest in protecting vulnerable individuals along with elderly client issues, engaging in making ‘best interests’ decisions on behalf of clients, with the involvement of their families, and with a professional but compassionate input in to the management of damages awards and property and affairs. Christopher has a reputation of having a personable nature who clients find easy to talk to. Christopher is passionate about his work and has a very much hands on approach to helping clients during the happy and sad times of their lives.
Christopher has also assisted our other Lawyers with Estate Administration since 2011 and has dealt with Probate and Estates himself since 2015.
Christopher can assist with:
Court of Protection Applications/Administration
Creation, Registration and Administration of Powers of Attorney
Administration and advice on NHS funding and care home fees
Welfare Benefit advice
Recent experience/notable work
Christopher recently advised a Deputy who had been appointed by the Court of Protection to manage a lady’s property and affairs. The lady had unfortunately lost capacity to deal with her own financial affairs though medical negligence at birth. Christopher’s involvement included arranging for her money to be invested with the aid of an Independent Financial Advisor, for both capital growth and income, to support her during her lifetime. Christopher deals with all day to day management of her affairs including ensuring she is in receipt of the correct benefits.
Christopher has recently been involved in a Court of Protection matter where a gentleman has lost capacity and monies had been misappropriated by family members. Christopher dealt with obtaining evidence of illegitimate transactions, dealing with the recovery of assets and funds before arranging for the recovered assets/funds, to be invested for the benefit of the gentleman.
Memberships and Associations:
Full Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians
Christopher is a Dementia Friends Champion and Dementia Friend
Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
Hobbies & interests:
When not at work, Christopher enjoys travelling to foreign climes, spending time with family and friends. Christopher enjoys mountain biking, has a keen interest in motorsport and is often described as a petrol head.