“Camille Ivinson punches above her weight in terms of the complexity of the cases that she deals with having regard to her legal experience”
“Camille Ivinson is a rising star in Court of Protection matters and gets the job done for her clients ”
Areas of law:
Court of Protection
Camille specialises in health and welfare Court of Protection cases, particularly complex cases involving young people.
She is regularly to instructed to represent P in proceedings, either through advocate litigation friends or the Official Solicitor. She specialises in complex welfare disputes, including those concerning disputes about P’s capacity (including capacity to make decisions about sex, contact or social media), residence and care disputes and cases involving allegations of harm from others or safeguarding concerns. She regularly represents vulnerable people in linked COP and High Court Inherent Jurisdiction cases.
Camille is also experienced in representing family members, especially in cases where family members have concerns about P’s existing care arrangements and wish to support to them to move.
Camille used to practice community care law, in addition to COP work, which has afforded her a detailed understanding of both the Care Act 2014 and Social Services and Wellbeing Act 2014, commissioning considerations and issues around complex packages of support in the community.
Camille firmly believes that it’s a privilege to represent P or their family members in what are often incredibly difficult, emotional, and personal proceedings. She is conscious of the emotional toll of court proceedings for all parties involved and believes that it is important that lawyers consider the steps that can be taken before proceedings are issued to resolve disputes in a more conciliatory manner. If court proceedings are necessary, she sees it as her job to cut through the jargon, legalese, and procedural points to efficiently work towards a practical and timely solution. She also believes that P’s participation in their own case is key and, with a bit of creative thinking, more can often be done to ensure that the vulnerable people at the heart of these proceedings can effectively and meaningfully take part.