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Ian Potter


Telephone: 0114 267 5633

Office: Sheffield


  • Court of Protection and Catastrophic Injury Support
  • Charities & Social Economy

Position: Partner

Areas of practice:

Ian specialises in assisting and advising clients with regard to the management of their financial affairs following injury, illness or disability.

Ian works closely with clients who are mentally incapable of managing their own affairs and their families. These include personal injury clients who have suffered a severe brain injury, elderly clients and those with a range of other disabilities.

Ian also advises a number of permanently endowed grant making charities with regard to all aspects of their administration and governance. He has a particular interest in the provision of grant funding for ecclesiastical purposes.


Legal 500 testimonials:

'Very quick at identifying the key issues and addressing them'

‘Very well organised’

'Ian Potter is very intelligent and really knows the Court of Protection and trusts'

'Ian Potter is quick to respond and approachable. He understands the nuances of each case and is very knowledgeable'

Professional memberships:

Court of Protection Practioners Association Member

Ecclesiastical Law Society Member

Charity Law Association Member

Ian is a Dementia Friend


Co-author of the 'Capacity and the Court of Protection' Chapter of the APIL Guide to Catastrophic Injury Claims

Co- author of 'Don't put all your bags of gold in one basket: long-term investment strategies for deputies and attorneys' Elder Law Journal article

British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing article, "Understanding Mental Capacity and the Power of Attorney".

Author of Headway’s booklet “A Guide to Personal Injury Trusts” and co-author of "Supporting People to Make Decisions: Applying the Mental Capacity Act".

29 Sep 2020

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Key considerations for employers dealing with requests to work differently in the context of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

28 Sep 2020

Video Wills

This is an attempt to make it easier for people to record their final wishes whilst continuing to protect the elderly and the vulnerable.

28 Sep 2020

The new Job Support Scheme: what is it and will it be enough?

Employers must fund at least 55% of normal wages if claiming under the new scheme.