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Samantha Hamilton

Samantha is a Solicitor and Member at Mullis & Peake and heads our​ Court of Protection ​team

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Get to know Samantha

Samantha acts as Deputy and Attorney for a large number of individuals, managing a wide range of issues including Lasting Powers of Attorney, Deputyships and other orders of the Court of Protection; she also heads the Court of Protection department, overseeing the Probate, Wills and Court of Protection teams. She joined Mullis and Peake in May 2006 and specialises in acting for clients under Court of Protection orders, where she is often appointed as a result of being a Panel Deputy.

Samantha is pleased to have been appointed to the Office of the Public Guardian’s Guardianship Panel from 1st February 2020.  A Guardian can be appointed under the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 to manage the financial and property affairs of someone who has gone missing as a result of financial problems, mental health issue or relationship breakdown. It also applies to people who are missing as a result of being held hostage or who are detained by a foreign government and no contact can be made for them to appoint an attorney to act for them.  Samantha is happy to accept referrals from families or organisations if the appointment of a Guardian for a missing person needs to be considered.

Samantha is often approached by fellow professionals in the private and public sectors for advice due to her expertise in her field. Her qualifications include LLB (Hons), SFE Older Client Care in Practice Award and a law degree from Queen Mary & Westfield, University of London.

Samantha also took part in two interviews for The Law Society of England and Wales. She gave expert advice on why making a will matters and tips for making a will. Click on the respective links to view the videos.

Samantha has always lived and worked in the East London boroughs, so she knows the area, people and organisations. This local knowledge is invaluable in helping her Court of Protection and Power of Attorney clients in their daily lives. Having trained as a Solicitor in a leading East London firm specialising in criminal law, Samantha has gained an understanding of the criminal justice system which assists with recovery of assets and property when clients have been financially abused. It also means that she has become adept at dealing with difficult situations and challenging individuals in the decades since she graduated.  However, her clients have also told her that she is approachable and compassionate when dealing with them, so hopefully she has the balance right!

 

Outside of work

Samantha enjoys spending time with family and her pets, undertaking family history research and volunteering in the local community.

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Get to know Samantha

Samantha acts as Deputy and Attorney for a large number of individuals, managing a wide range of issues including Lasting Powers of Attorney, Deputyships and other orders of the Court of Protection; she also heads the Court of Protection department, overseeing the Probate, Wills and Court of Protection teams. She joined Mullis and Peake in May 2006 and specialises in acting for clients under Court of Protection orders, where she is often appointed as a result of being a Panel Deputy.

Samantha is pleased to have been appointed to the Office of the Public Guardian’s Guardianship Panel from 1st February 2020.  A Guardian can be appointed under the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 to manage the financial and property affairs of someone who has gone missing as a result of financial problems, mental health issue or relationship breakdown. It also applies to people who are missing as a result of being held hostage or who are detained by a foreign government and no contact can be made for them to appoint an attorney to act for them.  Samantha is happy to accept referrals from families or organisations if the appointment of a Guardian for a missing person needs to be considered.

Samantha is often approached by fellow professionals in the private and public sectors for advice due to her expertise in her field. Her qualifications include LLB (Hons), SFE Older Client Care in Practice Award and a law degree from Queen Mary & Westfield, University of London.

Samantha also took part in two interviews for The Law Society of England and Wales. She gave expert advice on why making a will matters and tips for making a will. Click on the respective links to view the videos.

Samantha has always lived and worked in the East London boroughs, so she knows the area, people and organisations. This local knowledge is invaluable in helping her Court of Protection and Power of Attorney clients in their daily lives. Having trained as a Solicitor in a leading East London firm specialising in criminal law, Samantha has gained an understanding of the criminal justice system which assists with recovery of assets and property when clients have been financially abused. It also means that she has become adept at dealing with difficult situations and challenging individuals in the decades since she graduated.  However, her clients have also told her that she is approachable and compassionate when dealing with them, so hopefully she has the balance right!

 

Outside of work

Samantha enjoys spending time with family and her pets, undertaking family history research and volunteering in the local community.

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Court of Protection

The team at Mullis & Peake also have extensive experience of obtaining deputyship orders and Court of Protection procedures. We are regional specialists in the Court of Protection field. The role of the Court of Protection is to appoint (or replace) a Deputy or Deputies acting for someone who cannot manage their affairs due to mental incapacity, and who has not previously made an Enduring Power of Attorney or Lasting Power of Attorney.
Meet our people
Associate Solicitor

Charanjit Toor

Charanjit joined Mullis and Peake as an Associate Solicitor in the private client team specialising in Court of Protection work.

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Court of Protection Paralegal

Malgorzata Kuszka

Gosia is a paralegal in the private client team specialising in Court of Protection work.

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Court of Protection Paralegal

Sharon Wright

Having worked in Court of Protection for almost 9 years, Sharon assists with the day to day running of the files.

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Court of Protection Paralegal

Lorraine Warren

Lorraine is a Court of Protection Paralegal who has been part of the Mullis & Peake team for over 15 years

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