Tom Young - COP Solicitor

Tom Young

07507 575558

Tom joined us in April 2018 as a Solicitor, specialising in Court of Protection.

Having qualified in 2014, Tom has gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of Court of Protection, leading to him being recognised as a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 2017, where he was identified as ‘an up-and-coming star in the world of Court of Protection’.

Tom’s experience in this field includes:

• Management of professional deputyships including cases involving high value litigation claims.
• All types of contentious Court of Protection work including financial safeguarding and dispute resolution.
• Applications to change deputy or vary a deputy order, such as to make a gift or purchase a property.
• Lay deputy applications and advice to lay deputies including investigations by The Office of the Public Guardian.
• Statutory Will applications.
• Winding down deputyship matters and applications to discharge a client from the Court of Protection
• Support and Training to Local Authorities

Tom has extensive expertise dealing with cases involving entitlement to statutory care funding and is passionate about protecting the rights of vulnerable adults. He worked on the Court of Appeal case of Tinsley v Manchester City Council & Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 1704 (01 November 2017). The case established a precedent and safeguards the rights of some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

Tom has always been committed to helping those in need and worked on a number of death penalty cases in America whilst he was training to become a Solicitor. He now focuses his time and efforts to support vulnerable clients and their families through the Court of Protection. In addition to his role at Price Slater Gawne, Tom has volunteered with Manchester University Legal Advice Centre, Manchester Free Legal Help and a Street Law Project with BPP University called ‘With Law in Mind’.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys playing and watching sport, with a particular interest in Cricket. His favourite Cricket ground in the world is the Kensington Oval in Barbados and despite England’s turbulent performances he still enjoys spending his free time following their struggles.


What Tom has been talking about

Periodical Payments & Benefits Guidance for Deputies

The Court of Protection and your Deputy – Covid19 Update

Empowerment and the Court of Protection

Can I sell a jointly owned property when one of the owners lacks capacity?

Are you owed a refund from the Office of the Public Guardian?

Communication with your Deputy

Shedding light on the Court of Protection from our new Altrincham office

Protect your pets with a bespoke LPA

Can I act as a joint deputy for property and finances?

Balancing Best Interest Decisions

The Conduct of Attorneys – A stark rise in the number of OPG investigations

Tinsley and the Aftermath for Statutory Care Funding

Can I change Professional Deputy?

Lasting Powers of Attorney – Safeguarding your future

Kind words

“Changing my mother’s deputy over to Price Slater Gawne was not a decision I took lightly, but rather one that I gave significant time, thought and consideration. – After changing deputy to them, my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.

My initial research into deputyship provided a raft of results but having come across an article on changing deputy by Tom Young, I was provided with the answers to many of my questions all in one place. I was then able to make use of the 24/7 online chat function offered by the company; a service which meant that I could make contact with the firm at a time that was convenient to me.

I arranged a call with Tom to discuss changing deputy and our requirements of the deputyship. From the outset I was provided with transparency and a service that was truly tailored to our needs, giving full consideration to our circumstances and developing a solution accordingly. – In my mother’s case, this was the decision to establish a joint deputyship. Following this call, I had a meeting with Tom at which, I felt my options regarding my mother’s deputyship were discussed with me in a clear, concise manner. On a day to day basis now, Tom, Jade and the team ensure that I am provided with updates as required. I feel confident that I can discuss matters with them at any time.

Whilst the COVID-19 lockdown has of course raised its challenges, the same high levels of service have been delivered, and I can say without doubt that the team are focused on helping clients.

I truly believe that anyone can have a job, but blessed are those that work not only for themselves but also to help others. – I found that the Price Slater Gawne team truly want to help their clients”.
Mr H 

“I desperately needed to change my deputy and I appointed Tom at Price Slater Gawne to deal with the difficult situation I was in and to take over the deputyship. Tom tackled this delicate change over very professionally and kept me updated throughout the transfer

I could not be happier with Tom at PSG being my sons deputy. He is highly professional, prompt and supportive. The team at PSG are always at hand and always ready to help. Big thanks to Caz who is very supportive and always at hand.

I would recommend Price Slater Gawne Solicitors to anyone who needs professional help”.
Mr A 

“I received excellent services.  All communications and advice were clearly explained and easy to understand.  Above all, communication was always prompt as well as effective.”
Mrs H 

“We made a very good decision in choosing Price Slater Gawne to represent our daughter as they supported her and our family to a very successful conclusion with her claim on the RTA she was involved in.

As we were progressing into a new phase, we were moved on to a new deputy who was more qualified for the new challenges that await our daughter and us as her family.  Once we met Tom we liked him straight away, he had a calmness and confidence that helped us to have confidence in him.  He took to our daughter really well which was something we thought may be an issue but his ability to speak clearly and calmly really helped, he would stick to his boundaries and explained everything very honestly to her and us.

His young age makes me happy that there is longevity working with my daughter and this helps us with our fears for her future as well as my children.

I would strongly recommend working with not just Price Slater Gawne but Thomas Young in particular, his commitment to us as a family as well as the effort he puts in is a credit to himself, his family and his profession.”
Mr & Mrs K

Thank you so much for meeting with me last week. Your knowledge and support have reduced my anxiety about the Court of Protection paperwork and proceedings. The legal language of the documents, their intent and the way in which they were presented created a real barrier for me.  Your clear, concise and patient explanations were invaluable and have been a great help in allaying my fears and increased my understanding to the point I feel happier now to sign the paperwork”.
Ms B

“Price Slater Gawne are a very professional law firm, our court of protection solicitor Tom Young is excellent I cannot fault his continuous efforts & expertise enough. He offers great communication & always treats our family with the upmost courtesy & professionalism. He offers great communication at all times & I would highly recommend him to anyone. As a family we are forever grateful & always will be”.
Ms M

“I am very happy with the professional service provided by Tom Young and I massively appreciate it. He is a very professional solicitor who is keen to assist the client and provide a competitive price for deputyship services.

Tom is a very nice person and has a strong personality, focused on achieving the best for the client. For him even the sky isn’t the limit, so I highly recommend him”.
Mr C