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The Court of Protection got it spot on in Re JDS, says Eddie Fardell

16 April 2012

I often hear it said that being a lawyer is a great job were it not for the clients. And, like most of my colleagues, I enjoy a good moan now and then about the trials and tribulations of everyday working life.


But I can genuinely say I feel privileged to do what I do; act as a professional deputy primarily in accident cases. Yes, I have some incredibly difficult clients but they usually have good reason to be so. And some of their families are, quite frankly, almost unbelievable at times.

Maintaining perspective

But I do feel lucky to specialise in this area. I have met some truly wonderful people over the last twenty years or so who have overcome real tragedies in their lives with such courage and fortitude that leaves me in awe. It is no exaggeration to say that every single week of my working life something happens in one of my c...

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