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Amy Chater


Amy advises on Court of Protection and finance deputyships matters

Court of Protection

Amy is an experienced solicitor specialising in Court of Protection property and finance deputyships.

Amy qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and joined Leigh Day as a partner in April 2022.

Amy has joined the personal injury and medical negligence teams to provide professional deputyship services for clients who lack the mental capacity to manage their own damages and compensation awards.

Amy brings with her a wealth of experience of financial deputyship management, working with people who need support with their finances. She is particularly passionate about mental capacity and promoting independence and decision making; she has over 20 years’ experience working with people who lack mental capacity. She is also an experienced independent mental capacity assessor.

Amy is also a qualified nurse and practised, in her early legal career, as a medical negligence solicitor. This gives her a depth of understanding of what clients and their families have often been through.

Amy has a Masters degree in Medical Law & Ethics.


Amy is a member of the Court of Protection Practitioners Association (COPPA), the Professional Deputies Forum (PDF) and is a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). She is also part of the PDF working group.

What the directories say

Amy Chater is fully engaged, responsive, and client focused. She is a pleasure to work with.

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Survivors of abuse may find themselves in receipt of money following a successful civil compensation claim or application to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). Setting up a personal injury trust to hold the funds can be a helpful way to manage the money.

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Claimant law firm Leigh Day has added a competition law team to its practice, broadening its expertise in group claims and has also welcomed a new partner specialising in financial court of protection work.