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Gillian Hitchen Practice Group Leader, Court of Protection

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Gillian is a Court of Protection Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.

Her role is to act as a professional deputy, helping to manage the property and affairs of those lacking mental capacity.

Her clients include those who have suffered serious head injuries, people injured from clinical or medical negligence and the elderly.

As deputy, she implements recommendations for care, case management, the purchase of accommodation, disability adaptations, therapy and equipment and investments.

She manages multi-million pound damage settlements for many of her clients and her approachable, caring and competent manner allows her to build trust in what are often challenging and complicated cases.

She acts as a litigation friend in contentious statutory will applications but she also works on gift applications and contested deputyship applications.


Commendations from independent legal directories

  • Legal 500: “Approachable, caring and extremely competent.”

Career history

  • Since 2013 Slater and Gordon
  • 2007 - 2013 Pannone Solicitors
  • 2003 – 2006 – Birchall Blackburn solicitors
  • Middle Temple
  • University of Leicester

Professional memberships

  • Committee member of the Court of Protection Practitioners Association
  • French speaker