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Daniel Toop, Senior Associate at Penningtons Manches


Daniel is head of the Court of Protection team. He specialises in supporting the litigation process, both in clinical negligence and personal injury claims, together with high value gift and complex Court of Protection applications, including what is believed to be the largest gift ever approved by the Court of Protection. Adopting a client-centric focus, Daniel places an emphasis on empowering individuals and encouraging clients and their families to engage in the deputyship process to maximise their independence.

He is highly experienced in establishing and managing complicated deputyships with cross-jurisdictional elements, including Hong Kong, the Isle of Man and Hungary. He also regularly represents the deputy at conferences with counsel and experts in the litigation process as well as attending joint settlement meetings, with both internal and external clinical negligence and personal injury litigation lawyers. When creating personal injury trusts, Daniel frequently works with the litigation solicitors to ensure that the court has all the necessary evidence to be satisfied that the trust is in the client’s best interests.

Daniel qualified in 2012, having joined the firm as a trainee in 2010. He has been named as a ‘next generation partner’ in The Legal 500 which describes him as 'one to watch for the future' and 'very knowledgeable' as well as praising his 'commitment to clients'.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for the attorney applicant in a case involving what is believed to be the largest gift ever approved by the Court of Protection.
  • Representing the attorney for retrospective approval of gifts from a joint estate.
  • Acting as deputy for a child who secured what is believed to be one of the largest awards ever following injuries sustained at birth.
  • Acting as deputy for clients in other jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Hungary and the Isle of Man.
  • Acting for lay deputies in respect of applications for the approval of gratuitous care payments.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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