Family and public law teams expand

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The court of protection and community care team at expanding specialist law firm Cartwright King’s Sheffield office has been joined by public law specialist Conor Maguire.

Mr Maguire was previously with Irwin Mitchell and specialises in community care, healthcare and medical treatment, mental capacity and court of protection cases, disability discrimination and human rights law.

He has acted on high profile cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal and was recently instructed by the British Humanist Association as an intervener in a Court of Appeal case, challenging the law on assisted dying in England and Wales and the prosecution of those who assist others to travel abroad for assisted suicide.

He regularly provides training on mental capacity law and deprivation of liberty issues as well as wider public law training.

Eight members of staff from Midlands law firm Challinors have also joined Cartwright King.

“We are really pleased that the team from Challinors have joined us and we will ensure that there is minimum disruption as the cases that they are currently handling move over to us,” said Fiona Lazenby, who heads Cartwright King’s family team.