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Lucy Nicol Practice Development Leader, Court of Protection

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Lucy is a Court of Protection Lawyer with Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.

She is an expert where the Court of Protection and mental capacity law are concerned.

Her work concerns the needs and wishes of a number of different individuals and she acts on their behalf in the most demanding and complex of circumstances.

She has many years experience acting as a professional deputy, managing large awards of damages.

Clients include those who have suffered serious head injuries and birth injuries, those with learning difficulties, and elderly people with age-related mental illness including Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Acting as a professional deputy and advising many lay deputies she has helped settle several high value gift applications and complex statutory will proceedings.

Her expertise extends to both property and welfare matters as well as the legal issues surrounding mental capacity and decision-making.


  • Acting as a professional deputy
  • Complex and contentious statutory will and gift applications
  • Mental capacity issues
  • Providing support for litigators in relation to professional deputyship costs
  • Providing advice for lay deputies

Career history

  • Since 2013 Slater and Gordon
  • 2004 – 2013 Pannone Solicitors

Commendations from independent legal directories

  • Legal 500: Lucy is "first class."
  • Legal 500 2016: "provides high-quality advice."
  • Chambers and Partners 2017: Sources laud her for her "incredible knowledge," describing her as "one of those people you can just ask questions and she knows the answer immediately." Lucy is also "very approachable and reasonable."

Professional memberships

  • Member of Court of Protection Practitioners Association.