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Grace Serwanga

Managing associate



Grace is a managing associate in the Court of Protection team. She specialises in acting for clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of either clinical negligence or personal injury and have been awarded or are due to receive a substantial compensation award. She also provides advice and assistance on a broad spectrum of Court of Protection issues to lay and professional deputies and has a particular interest in complex and contentious finance and property matters.

Grace qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and has specialised in private client work since 2004. Since then, she has gained valuable experience in dealing with a wide range of matters including estate administration, trust management and a variety of applications to the Court of Protection. Grace has also been a full member of STEP, the world’s leading organisation for private wealth professionals, since 2004 and is listed as a recommended lawyer by The Legal 500

She joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in March 2020.

Recent work highlights

  • Representing the deputy in Re D [2016] EWCOP which sought to clarify the question of what amounts to exceptional circumstances that justify the court dispensing with service on someone otherwise entitled to it.
  • Presenting to the Law Society Elderly and Vulnerable Client Conference on health and welfare deputyships with particular reference to the outcome of Lawson, Mottram and Hopton [2019] EWCOP 22 which it was hoped would bring clarity to the question of when a welfare deputy should be appointed.
  • Acting in an application to revoke a lasting power of attorney on the basis that an attorney was not acting in the donor’s best interests.
  • Dealing successfully with a contested application for a deputyship.

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