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Areas of law:

Court of Protection Solicitors

Sadé is a solicitor in our Court of Protection Team.

Sadé was awarded an Upper Second Class Honours degree in Law from Cardiff University in 2015 and was awarded a Distinction in the Legal Practice Course in 2016, which she also undertook in Cardiff. She joined Reeds in August 2020, having qualified as a solicitor in March 2019, with a specialism in Court of Protection work.

Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accredited Solicitor - Law Society

Court of Protection Solicitor

With experience in complex health and welfare cases, Sadé deals with issues such as capacity to make decisions around residence, care, contact, and internet and social media use and has also had experience of Serious Medical Treatment cases.

She also has a wealth of experience in bringing applications under s21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 relating to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) framework, including challenges that their care or support arrangements are not in the client’s best interests, or that the client may have capacity.

She acts on behalf of the individual lacking capacity through their Relevant Person’s Representative (RPR), or in her role as an Accredited Legal Representative as well as acting for family members. Through Sadé’s help, several clients have secured less restrictive and more appropriate care and support in the community, care homes and supported living placements. Sadé has also been able to support family members in ensuring that their loved ones are in appropriate settings or returning to the family home to be cared for.

Sadé is approachable, hardworking and has excellent communication skills, often undertaking her own advocacy in the Court of Protection. She is meticulous in her approach to cases and always strives to achieve the best outcome possible for her clients.

Accreditations & Awards

Sadé is a Law Society Accredited Legal Representative and is therefore able to represent vulnerable adults directly without the need for a litigation friend. The Mental Capacity (Welfare) Accreditation is a recognised quality standard for practitioners who offer advice on health and welfare matters under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Sadé is also currently working towards the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation.

Sadé’s team were also shortlisted for the Excellence in Access to Justice Award at the Cardiff and District Law Society Annual Awards in 2019.

Memberships

Member of Court of Protection Practitioners Association (COPPA)

Notable Cases

S21A proceedings – representing P within a complex application regarding client returning to the family home where there have been ongoing allegations with family’s care. Requiring independent expert reports and fact find around potential Factitious disorder imposed on another (FDIA)

S16 proceedings – supported P’s mother within proceedings, ensuring her daughter was returned to the family home and had access to appropriate care and support from the Local Authority

Serious medical treatment case – assisted the Official Solicitor in obtaining wishes and feelings from a client regarding an application for urgent cancer treatment and surgery