Cecily White

Call 2011


Cecily has acted in a variety of Court of Protection cases concerning issues of capacity, deprivation of liberty and “best interests” decisions on residence, contact, care and medical treatment.

Court of Protection

“She is very clever and explains her points well so that laypeople can understand.”
Chambers & Partners

Solicitors’ Journal Rising Star award-winner 2016 (Highly Commended)

experience & expertise

Cecily has acted for NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and the Official Solicitor in a wide range of cases involving incapacitated adults and children.  She advises in conference, drafts position statements, and appears in court in “best interests” proceedings under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Cecily has been instructed in urgent/out-of-hours applications in the High Court. She has provided legal advice on related topics such as deputyship and holds a Certificate in Law & Medical Ethics from Edinburgh Law School (2012).

Cecily is a contributing author of Medical Treatment: Decisions and the Law (3rd edition, 2016).