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Alex Cisneros praised by Court of Protection in 'multiple litigant-in-person' care costs case

Alex Cisneros praised by Court of Protection in ‘multiple litigant-in-person’ care costs case

Outer Temple’s Alex Cisneros, has been praised by the Court of Protection for “exemplary professionalism” in “trailblazer” case involving the Public Guardian and 8 litigants in person.

The case involved a 96-year-old woman with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Her six children and one of their spouses were all parties to the proceedings but were unrepresented.

The case involved several applications from the person’s attorney for gratuitous care payments, retrospective approval of gifts and authorisation of future renovation work to the attorney’s property.

In concluding the proceedings, the court thanked Alex Cisneros, the sole barrister in this case, for his “exemplary professionalism in what was … well, I’m not aware of any other case involving eight litigants in person” – and addressing the family members he added, “you were trailblazers“. 

The judgment has recently been published and can be found here.

Claire Martin, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, observed the case throughout on behalf of the Open Justice Court of Protection Project.  Her summary of the proceedings can be found here.

Find out more

Alex Cisneros is a specialist public law and private client barrister. He has experience handling significant contentious and non-contentious matters with a particular emphasis on mental capacity. To find out more about Alex, contact Matt Sale on +44 (0)20 7427 4910 for a confidential discussion.

News 17 May, 2024

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