About us

MJC Law is a specialist law firm, offering advice and representation in cases involving the Court of Protectionmental health and social care and health law.


MJC Law was founded by Conor Maguire, Kate Jackson and Lauren Crow, all of whom are nationally recognised practitioners in their fields. MJC Law was established to offer a vehicle to provide expert legal advice to some of the most vulnerable in society and their families, without having to compromise for the wider business needs of a multi offering law firm.


The founders have dedicated their careers to supporting those who lack capacity to make particular decisions for themselves, those with mental health problems, and those with physical disabilities in need of community care services, as well as their families and supporters. They are passionate about championing the rights of the individuals they represent and addressing injustices where they arise. With the development of MJC Law they have been able to focus exclusively on their specialisms, in order to give the highest quality personal service to clients.

MJC Law is supported in managing the firm by Helen Fanning, an experienced legal practice manager.

MJC Law was ranked in the Legal 500’s 2023 rankings for Court of Protection work. Please see below for the testimonials in support of our Firm’s nomination:

‘MJC is an excellent firm. All of the solicitors are very good and they are always prepared to go the extra mile for their clients. Kate Jackson is superb. She is good with vulnerable clients and defends their interests fearlessly’.

‘Really bright and enthusiastic and not afraid to take difficult cases and argue difficult points of law’.

‘This team is full of excellent people, and all of the senior people are nationally-recognised Court of Protection experts. They are outstanding at both the academic and practical sides of the law, and have an excellent rapport with their clients’.

Our Values

MJC Law prides itself on:

  • The expertise of its practitioners
  • The respect we give to our clients
  • Our determination to achieve results that will benefit our clients
  • Our commitment to providing equality of opportunity for all who work with us
  • Having effective systems and processes to support the provision of an excellent client service
  • Being effectively managed

Our Behaviours

EXCELLENCE We bring market leading expertise, knowledge and intuition to deliver results that are on time and right for the client
STRAIGHTFORWARD We make the complicated simple by taking a no nonsense approach
PRACTICAL    We take a flexible approach and provide realistic solutions that work
EMPOWERING We provide the tools and support to our clients and colleagues enabling them to succeed
FAIR We achieve outcomes that are transparent and person-centred in an environment where everyone has equal opportunities

Chambers & Partners 2023 Review

Court of Protection: Health & Welfare – UK-wide Band 3

MJC Law:

What the team is known for:

Since its establishment in 2018, MJC Law has quickly become an excellent boutique focusing on Court of Protection health and welfare matters. The team demonstrates an ability to act on novel points of law at High Court level, and represents clients in challenging cross-jurisdictional cases. MJC Law advises on protected parties’ residence and care arrangements and deprivation of liberty matters. The team offers additional experience in consent to vaccination cases.


“MJC Law is an excellent firm. The team offers real expertise and specialism in the Court of Protection.”

“They provide a superb efficient service. Everyone in the team is extremely helpful, polite and courteous.”

“MJC Law has some very strong lawyers.”

Kate Jackson:

“Kate’s real strength is her excellent judgement. She is also really fearless in fighting for clients.”

“She communicates well, gives clear advice and cuts through difficult issues.”

“She is a fiercely intelligent lawyer.”

Lauren Crow:

“She has a comprehensive knowledge of mental capacity law.”

“Lauren is respected by opponents and the judiciary alike.”

“She is so bright and so proactive.” 

Conor Maguire:

“Conor is really great – he’s very thoughtful and has the client’s best interests at heart.”

“He deciphers materials so quickly and identifies the key points to focus on.”