Lynne Williamson

Lynne Williamson

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Lynne was appointed as a Lord Chancellor’s Visitor in 1996 remaining in the post through the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act and continuing as a Court of Protection Visitor from 2007. She was formerly a caseworker in the Official Solicitors Office and later in the Public Trust Office, managing the financial affairs of people with mental disability. She was a visiting officer for the Public Trust Office for eight years before becoming a Lord Chancellor’s Visitor. With 23 years of experience working with the Court of Protection and the Public Guardian, Lynne has an understanding of the needs of people with enduring mental health conditions, learning disability, dementia and brain injury.

As a member of AIVUK since its creation in 2008 she has worked with local authorities solicitors families and carers to support the rights and best interests of those who lack capacity. Retiring as a Court of Protection Visitor in February 2019 Lynne now works with solicitors acting both as deputies and attorneys and with some local authorities. She is carrying out annual reviews, routine visits and capacity assessments.