Andrew Cusworth

Partner

Memberships

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)
  • Court of Protection Practitioners’ Association (CoPPA)
  • Professional Deputies Forum (PDF)
He very technically minded, and makes sure everything is spot on.

Chambers and Partners 2022

Andrew Cusworth

Partner Manchester Court of Protection

Andrew joined JMW in September 2020 from Linder Myers Solicitors. He has 30 years experience across a case-load nearing 650 matters for individuals with impaired mental capacity. He has acted as deputy, trustee, attorney and litigation friend, as well as executor in several estates where following disputes, has been appointed by the court as an independent replacement. Andrew is appointed on the OPG Panel of Deputies and is only one of 14 acknowledged Court of Protection professional deputies across the North of England. He is also ranked in UK Chambers and Legal 500.

Andrew specialises in:  

  • Deputyships
  • LPAs
  • Estate planning using wills
  • Trusts and lifetime giving
  • Probate and the administration of estates
  • Tax planning
  • Trust administration
  • Court of Protection
  • Issues affecting the elderly

Andrew has worked on a multitude of cases including; inheritance tax, state benefits, local authority care services, funding and charging, NHS care funding, long-term residential and nursing care, preservation of assets, investments, estate planning and trusts, personal tax returns, personal injury, clinical negligence litigation, contested estates, cross-border incapacity, insolvent clients, employment of carers and advanced medical decisions. He has also dealt with many applications to the court including; statutory wills, gift applications, health and welfare matters as well as, many contested deputyship applications and hearings.

Andrew has substantial experience in dealing with clients living in isolation, family conflict, financial and other abuse, fluctuating capacity, drug, alcohol and gambling addictions, self-harming and criminal behaviour, clients dealing with litigation and claims to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. He acts as Court of Protection deputy for a large number of clients including those with acquired brain injury, injury as a result of clinical negligence, psychological injury and PTSD as well as, clients suffering from dementia and other similar illnesses.

Outside of work, Andrew enjoys spending time with his family and watching the football. He is a dedicated Manchester City fan and regularly attends home and away games.

What his clients say

I have found Andrew to be very person-centred, professional and knowledgeable whilst at the same time being easy to work with. Andrew’s breadth of legal knowledge plays a key role in navigating the team that supports these very vulnerable service users with complex needs. Andrew is a calm voice during times of crisis and difficulty which has a positive effect on the rest of the team and professionals but most importantly the client and the family. Andrew does not step back from a challenge where it acts in the best interest of the service user. He is willing to make decisions to enhance the quality of life for the service users

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