Abigail Scott is a paralegal within the Court of Protection team, based in our Lincoln office.
In 2022, she graduated from De Montfort University in Leicester, with a degree in law and criminal justice.
Her day-to-day role typically consists of supporting deputies and attorneys in carrying out their roles. She helps to manage people’s finances, including preparing houses for sale and setting up new properties with the relevant rent, taxes, and utilities.
She is also heavily involved in the benefits her clients receive. She regularly reviews their benefits, to ensure her clients are receiving everything they are entitled to.
Abigail works with her clients’ matters on a more personal level, often supporting them in obtaining memories from their previous homes, and in making their new living arrangements comfortable.
She is heavily involved in deputyship applications. This includes asking the courts to appoint new deputies, as well as removing previous deputies and appointing someone new in their place. She has worked on matters relating to sale of property, requesting authority which does not typically come as standard under a deputyship order.
Abigail is able to draft and submit deputyship applications herself, resulting in a smaller cost for her clients. Her client base often includes family members, local authorities, and other solicitors.
Benefit claims often differ between clients and their individual circumstances. Abigail uses her variety of knowledge to ensure that her clients are receiving the benefits they are entitled to. She accurately identifies gaps in their benefit claims and takes the relevant steps to rectify this.
Her attention to detail and meticulous approach meant that she was able to claim back approximately £15.5k for one client.
Supporting deputies and attorneys
Abigail is often the first point of call for companies and clients managing matters for people who lack capacity. She regularly works with relevant bodies such as local authorities, utility companies, and the Department of Work and Pensions to advise on behalf of her attorneys and deputies.
She typically makes decisions on what would be best for the attorney or deputy moving forward. She provides them with relevant information and advices them appropriately on making a best interest decision.
Submit an enquiry and Abigail will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your needs.