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New Partner joins COP team at Hodge Jones & Allen

Christine Dyson

Christine Dyson, an experienced Court of Protection solicitor joins Hodge Jones & Allen this week.

Christine helps those who lack the mental capacity to represent themselves and joins the firm to work alongside Philippa Barton, partner, and Head of the Private Client team, to deal with the firm’s growing deputyship caseload.

Christine has expertise in managing deputyships arising from catastrophic injuries, referrals from family members and from local authorities. Christine is highly experienced at managing financial affairs and coordinating adult safeguarding. Her career to date has spanned both private practice and local authority.

Commenting on her work and appointment, Christine said: “The legal rights of the elderly and vulnerable sparked an early interest in working for those who are sometimes unable to express their views and opinions due to lack of mental capacity. Helping those more vulnerable in our society ensure their views and opinions are heard is very important to me. The work is extremely rewarding.

“Hodge Jones & Allen are very clear about their values and all in the firm are actively committed to ‘fighting for what’s right’. This philosophy resonates with me and I’m looking forward to working within a friendly firm with many leading solicitors.”

Patrick Allen, Hodge Jones & Allen Managing Partner, said: “This is another important appointment for Hodge Jones & Allen as we continue to see increased demand for our deputyship services. Christine will be joining Philippa Barton and a busy team focused on the professional management of our client’s personal affairs and finances. Our Private Client service is tailored to help people navigate complex and difficult times in their lives.”

Christine previously worked for a Cambridge law firm and Cambridgeshire County Council. During her downtime, Christine enjoys the Japanese martial art of Aikido and assists with the running of the British Drift Championship.