Tom Sharkey

Tom deals with Court of Protection matters covering property and affairs, and welfare cases. He helps clients with deputyship applications, disputes about deputyships and Lasting Powers of Attorney, Office of the Public Guardian investigations, gifts and statutory wills.

Tom also undertakes cases involving disputes in the Court of Protection regarding care and treatment decisions and deprivation of liberty issues. He also acts as a professional deputy and is a member of the Law Society’s Mental Capacity Panel as well as being on the Brain Injury Group’s Court of Protection panel.

In addition to being a partner in our Court of Protection team, Tom is a Notary Public. He can assist both businesses and individuals with their overseas transactions. For individuals, Tom deals with Powers of Attorney, estates of deceased, working or getting married abroad, visa and passport certification, and certifying documents for foreign use. He can also obtain apostille and embassy legalisation as part of this service. For businesses, Tom can notarise company documents, Powers of Attorney and documents required for the setting up of subsidiaries abroad.


  • Notarial Practice Course from University College London
  • Legal Practice Course from the University of the West of England
  • BSc (Hons) Social Science from Bath University
  • “Tom and Gemma were very helpful in what was an uncomfortable family situation. Their advice was always clear and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble.”

    Mr and Mrs LloydCourt of Protection Clients