Michelle Pratley

Michelle Pratley is a barrister at 39 Essex Chambers. She has a particular interest in the fields of mental capacity, mental health and community care law, and is often instructed in complex disputes by local authorities, health bodies, family members and the Official Solicitor. She has acted in a wide range of welfare proceedings in the Court of Protection, including disputes over deprivation of liberty, forced marriage, residence, care and contact. Michelle has also appeared in a number of cases involving serious medical treatment and applications for the appointment of a deputy for property and affairs. She is recommended in Chambers & Partners (2016) as being “extremely good”. She has provided training for legal, social care and health care professionals.

What course delegates say about Michelle:

“Michelle’s presentation was very clear and very engaging”

“Very well delivered and very clear”

” Well done Michelle. Great stuff”

“Very interesting, practically useful and well delivered”