Karon Walton specialises in later-life client law which includes Court of Protection, Lasting Powers of Attorney, care home and funding issues. The Court of Protection deals with applications on behalf of people who have lost their mental capacity and are therefore unable to manage their own affairs. Karon specialises in contentious issues with disputes in the Court of Protection of the management of affairs of a protected party.
Karon is a qualified Mediator and her focus is on Court of Protection disputes in particular, in order to try and negotiate an agreement without the need for costly court litigation.
Karon is a professional Deputy, where she manages the financial affairs of protected parties who are unable to manage their own affairs and where unfortunately there is no willing or able person who can act or if the Court requires a professional Deputy.
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 been a Partner and Head of a Court Protection Team at other solicitor firms, where she gained her experience in this important area of law. Historically, Karon has undertaken all aspects of Wills, Trust and Probate law and looks forward to returning to work in more general practice.
Karon has worked with the Court of Protection Rules Committee, the Court of Protection User Group, the Ministry of Justice and The Office of the Public Guardian on various changes to law and stakeholder engagement on policy and direction.
Previously, Karon has been the Chair of the Peterborough Dementia Friendly Community and the Chair of the East Midlands Court of Protection Practice Association (CoPPA). However, Karon has now step down as Chair from both these roles due to her relocation to Footner & Ewing in Romsey but hopes to be involved in similar local groups.