Karon Walton specialises in later-life client law which includes Court of Protection applications; a specialist Court that deals with applications on behalf of people who have lost their mental capacity and are therefore unable to manage their own affairs. Karon also specialises in contentious issues around the management of people’s affairs.
Karon has a wealth of experience having previously worked for Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), a national organisation, as their Chief Legal Officer. At Solicitors for the Elderly Karon worked on policy, stakeholder engagement and business development to support their members in being the gold standard lawyers in older client law.
Karon was previously a Partner and Head of the Court Protection Team at another local solicitors, where she gained her experience in this important area of law.
Karon is a fully accredited member of SFE, holds a qualification with the Care Adviser Network and is a Dementia Friends Champion. In addition, Karon is a member of the Law Society’s Private Client Section and a member of the Court of Protection Practice Association (CoPPA).
In addition, Karon has worked with the Court of Protection Rules Committee, the Court of Protection User Group and The Office of the Public Guardian on various changes to law and stakeholder engagement on policy and direction. Other organisations that Karon has close links with are charities such as Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society and Action on Elder Abuse.
Legal Q&A Articles by Karon Walton
My Aunt has lost the mental capacity to deal with her finances – can I put in place a power of attorney for her?
by Karon Walton
I am worried about care fees in the future and I want to gift my house to my son. Is it OK to do this and will it fall out of calculation after seven years?
by Karon Walton