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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".

05 Jun 2020

School's construction contract void for lack of capacity

We look at a recent case which has provided helpful clarity in relation to a school’s capacity to enter contracts.

05 Jun 2020

The role of trade unions in schools reopening following lockdown

The history of the trade union movement evidences the impact unions have had on protecting the health, safety and welfare of staff.

03 Jun 2020

Furlough scheme changes include 10 June cut-off date for staff who have not yet been furloughed

Government outlines changes to the Job Retention Scheme to take place between July and October 2020.