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Hodge Jones & Allen appoints Sarah Charnley as the firm continues to bolster its mental capacity & deputyship services
  • Aug 7, 2023
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Sarah joins the Mental Capacity & Deputyship team as a partner, following the firm's continued ambition to grow its private client services. 


Hodge Jones & Allen has appointed Sarah Charnley as Partner in the Mental Capacity & Deputyship team.


Sarah brings a breadth of experience to Hodge Jones & Allen with over ten years working in Deputyship with adults and children. Sarah is a STEP Solicitor, recognising the role estate planning and wealth management play in Court of Protection work. She will continue to build on Hodge Jones & Allen's meaningful work across all aspects of Court of Protection casework. She is an expert in working with clients who’ve acquired brain injury, which she will continue to pursue at Hodge Jones & Allen.


Sarah is joining Hodge Jones & Allen after almost a decade of working at Fletchers Solicitors, where she worked as Head of Court of Protection and helped grow the department from three Deputyship & trusteeship clients to over 60, managing the settlement of over £70m worth of funds in that time.


Sarah initially studied Sociology at the University of Reading. She went on to study at the University of Law, converting her degree into a law degree before becoming a private client solicitor. Sarah then went on to work for several firms before joining Fletchers in 2014, where she stayed for almost a decade before joining Hodge Jones & Allen in 2023.


Sarah will look to continue her hard work and dedication to this discipline through her new role as a Court of Protection partner in Hodge Jones & Allen's esteemed private client department. Sarah specialises in high net-worth personal injury clients, providing expert witness evidence on Court of Protection costs for medical negligence and personal injury claims alongside a broad scope of expertise across private client matters.


Following her appointment as a partner at Hodge Jones & Allen, Sarah said: “I am thrilled to begin my work at Hodge Jones & Allen and look forward to continuing my support for those who’ve sustained brain injuries to ensure they can seek justice and assistance with their future needs. I work to get the best for my clients, and I believe this new chapter in my career will open new challenges that will allow me to continue to grow my skill set and feel a deep sense of purpose in my role.”


Christina Dyson, Mental Capacity & Deputyship solicitor at Hodge Jones & said: “We are excited to welcome Sarah to the Mental Capacity & Deputyship team at Hodge Jones & Allen as we continue to expand our service offering. She will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge, allowing our advice to evolve in new directions. We are excited to achieve great things with her on our team as we work to support individuals who are owed justice.”