Conor Maguire


Telephone: 0115 6950084

Mobile: 07955854928


Conor specialises in Court of Protection personal welfare cases and all aspects of community care law, including advising on the merits of applications for judicial review. Conor studied history at the University of Winchester before moving to South Korea where he taught English as a foreign language for two years.  While in the Far East, Conor decided to pursue a career in law and returned to England to achieve his legal qualifications at the then College of Law in York. Conor then worked for 2 years at a regional firm in Yorkshire before completing his training to be a solicitor at a national firm headquartered in Sheffield.  Upon qualification Conor practiced in all areas of public law. In 2013 he moved to a regional firm to develop his Court of Protection and community care practice  and was appointed as the head of the Court of Protection and Community Care department from 2016.


Conor Maguire

Conor can advise in the following areas:

  • Court of Protection and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
    • Personal welfare applications, including serious medical treatment
    • Deprivation of liberty applications
    • Personal welfare deputyships
    • Cross jurisdictional applications
    • Preparation of advance decisions to refuse life sustaining treatment
  • Mental health and the Mental Health Act 1983
    • Nearest relative displacement applications
    • Section 117 aftercare disputes
  • Community Care
    • Challenging the failure to assess the needs of those who may require community care services
    • Challenging the outcomes of assessments of need and reductions in care provision
    • Challenging decisions about national health service funding for care and the failure to provide funding under Section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983 where appropriate
    • Accessing specialist medical treatment including lifesaving treatment;
    • End of life decisions

Conor receives instructions from litigation friends, advocates and RPRs on behalf of those who lack capacity, as well as those individuals’ family members.  He is a member of the Law Society’s mental capacity accreditation scheme, meaning he can act as an accredited legal representative.

Conor has represented clients in the county court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, and has been involved in a number of reported cases: