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Ian Potter


Telephone: 0114 267 5633

Office: Sheffield


  • Charities & Social Economy
  • Court of Protection

Position: Partner

Areas of practice:

Ian is appointed as the Law Clerk/ Secretary to a number of permanently endowed grant making charities, assisting them with all aspects of their asset management, grant making process, governance and administration.

He has a particular interest in the provision of grant funding for church projects and ecclesiastical matters, and is a member of the Ecclesiastical Law Society.

Ian also advises clients who require assistance managing their financial affairs due to injury, illness or disability. He is a Court of Protection appointed deputy and the principle point of contact for enquiries relating to the firm’s inclusion on the Office of the Public Guardian’s panel deputy list.


'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'

Legal 500

Professional memberships:

Ecclesiastical Law Society Member

Charity Law Association Member

Court of Protection Practioners Association Member

Yorkshire Funders Forum

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


08 Jun 2021

Capital Gains Tax – second report from the Office of Tax Simplification

In this article we look at the numerous reports and policy papers surrounding tax reform.

04 Jun 2021

Volunteering Week – guidance on volunteering during the pandemic updated in England

Government updates guidance to reflect step 3 of the roadmap for easing restrictions.

28 May 2021

Compulsory vaccination scheme was not a breach of European Convention on Human Rights

Vaccination scheme had legitimate aims and that penalties and fines were proportionate.