Team Feature 3/10: Tom Young

Tom Young - COP SolicitorTom Young qualified in 2014 and joined Price Slater Gawne in April 2018 as a solicitor specialising in Court of Protection cases.

Tom’s wealth of experience in Court of Protection, lead to him to being recognised as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in the Legal 500 in 2017, where he was identified as ‘an up-and-coming star in the world of Court of Protection’.

Tom manages cases which can involve areas such as professional deputyships, statutory will applications, financial safeguarding and dispute resolution. He has extensive expertise dealing with cases involving entitlement to statutory care funding and is passionate about protecting the rights of vulnerable adults. Tom also delivers extensive support and training workshops to Local Authorities looking to widen their own knowledge in his field of expertise.

In addition to his role at Price Slater Gawne, Tom volunteers with Manchester University Legal Advice Centre, Manchester Free Legal Help and a Street Law Project with BPP University called ‘With Law in Mind’.

Want to know more about Tom? Read on …

Name Tom Young
Job Title Solicitor – Court of Protection
How long have you been with Price Slater Gawne? Almost 2 years
What does your role entail? I help to manage finances for vulnerable clients who lack capacity. There has been significant growth and development in the firm’s involvement in this area since I joined
What do you like about working at PSG? There is a very open-minded approach to innovation; how we can best support clients whilst developing our fields of work. I’m not a fan of stagnant ways of doing things simply because ‘that is how it’s always been done’
What did you want to do when you were growing up?  I actually wanted to be a solicitor (or an international cricket player)
If you could choose a super power, what would it be? If I couldn’t have Ben Stoke’s right arm then I would choose the ability to stop time
Tell us one thing most people don’t know about you I voluntarily assisted on death penalty cases in the USA and helped to reduce a client’s sentence
When was the last time you laughed uncontrollably, and what prompted it? In the cinema last week – someone was eating popcorn really loudly during what was meant to be a tense part of the film

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