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Sara Isenberg

Sara Isenberg

Associate

T: 020 7842 1433 (DDI)
T: 020 7583 2222
M: 07776 318 188 E: sara.isenberg@roydswithyking.com

Sara is an associate in our Private Client team in London. She specialises in Court of Protection work with a great deal of experience in welfare disputes.



I would highly recommend Sara. She was extremely knowledgeable from a legal standpoint and her sensitivity and pragmatism made the whole experience so much easier.
Client

About Sara

Sara is an Associate within our Court of Protection team. She previously worked alongside a Panel Deputy for five years, concentrating on property and financial affairs, going on to spend two years at a niche litigation firm, where she focused mainly on welfare disputes at the Court of Protection, including seeking reviews of Deprivation of Liberty safeguards.

Sara now advises both family members as well as care home providers on the Deprivation of Liberty safeguards. Sara is used to dealing with both contentious and non-contentious matters regarding property and financial affairs and  welfare issues. Sara also has experience of managing cases at the Court of Protection which have a multi-jurisdictional element. In addition, Sara advises families on challenging CHC (Continuing Healthcare) funding decisions and failures of Local Authorities to comply with their obligations under the Mental Capacity Act and Care Act.

Sara’s skills and experience include:

  • Applications to the Court of Protection in respect of property and financial affairs (ranging from Deputyship Orders with multi-jurisdictional aspects to statutory will applications)
  • Applications to the Court of Protection in respect of welfare matters (including reviewing Deprivation of Liberty safeguards and applications for best interest decisions in respect of residence, care and contact with Human Rights Act aspects)
  • Acting on behalf of professional Deputies in the day to day management of Deputyship cases
  • Investigating financial abuse claims on behalf of professional Deputies
  • Advising Care homes and care providers on their deprivation of liberty policies
  • Negotiating mediation agreements
  • Acting for both the protected person, professional and Panel Deputies and family members in contentious proceedings at the Court of Protection
  • Advising families on failures by Local Authorities to meet their obligations under the Mental Capacity and Care Acts

Memberships

First tier membership of Solicitors for the Elderly
Founding member of the National Mental Capacity Forum

The best part of my job is the people I meet. It is a privilege to work for people who often face great adversity with such dignity and courage. It is an unbelievably rewarding feeling that you might be able to make a tangible improvement to someone’s life.

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