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David Hilton

Partner and Head of Court of Protection

David is a Partner and Head of Court of Protection at CFG Law. Having joined the team in 2020, David has a wealth of experience helping people with all aspects of Court of Protection, lasting powers of attorney and Personal Injury Trusts.

David has helped hundreds of people and their families who have lost capacity, either through injury or illness or old age, to manage their property and financial affairs as a professional deputy. In his role as a professional deputy, David deals with many different aspects, including care provision and entitlement, selling, buying and adapting property, investments, administrative tasks such as paying invoices and managing bills, as well as ensuring entitlement to all welfare benefits and funding.

Building relationships with families is key to David’s role, ensuring he can provide continual support to them, both during their claim and for the rest of their lives. In making decisions on behalf of other people, David understands this is a privileged position of always doing what is right for them and in their best interests.

As well as professional deputyship, David also helps other people who want to apply for deputyship to the Court of Protection on behalf of a family member who has lost capacity. He also provides advice to people who have been appointed as deputy on how to manage their relatives’ affairs. David can also help people with contested Court of Protection applications.

David has vast experience in helping people to prepare lasting powers of attorney when someone wants to appoint another person to make decisions on their behalf should they lose capacity to do this themselves.

In addition to these areas, David assists with setting up Trusts for people to protect their compensation and means-tested benefits, as well as helping people with advice on gifting and statutory wills.

Professional Experience:

Career history

Career history

  • 2019 – 2020 Partner and Head of Department, Bromleys Solicitors LLP
  • 2017 – 2019 Senior Associate Solicitor and Head of Department, Bromleys Solicitors LLP
  • 2013 – 2017 Associate Manager, Irwin Mitchell LLP
  • 2013 – 2013 Associate Solicitor, Pannone LLP
  • 2008 – 2013 Solicitor, Pannone LLP
  • 2007 – 2008, Trainee Solicitor, Pannone LLP


  • 2002 – 2003 Diploma in Legal Practice, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 1996 – 2000 LLB (Hons) Business and Finance Law, Brunel University

Areas of expertise and memberships:

Work examples

  • Helped hundreds of clients as professional deputy
  • Head of specialist Court of Protection departments

Professional interest and area(s) of expertise

  • Support for injured people and families after serious brain injuries resulting in someone losing capacity
  • Providing advice and guidance for family members who are appointed as deputies and attorneys
  • Arranging Personal Injury Trusts to protect means-tested benefits
  • Support for older people and families

Professional memberships and reputation

  • Member of the National Executive Committee of the Court of Protection Practitioners Association (CoPPA)
  • Deputy Member of the Professional Deputies Forum (PDF)
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N-Able Services have previously worked alongside David in his role as Deputy for clients that N-Able Services have case managed. Our experience of working with David is that he works well with both clients and their families. He has a good understanding of the case management role and the need for collaboration between the deputy and case managers in order to achieve the best outcome for clients. He has a good knowledge of complex injuries and brain injury and how this impacts on the client and the family.

Margaret Edwards: N-Able Services Ltd

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