Zena specialises in contentious and non-contentious health and welfare and property and affairs matters in the Court of Protection, and in relation to capacity, best interests & community care law more widely, including hospital discharge and care funding. Zena has a particular interest in cross-border mental capacity issues including repatriation and recognition and enforcement of foreign measures, mandates and powers of attorney in relation to adults.

She advises and advocates on behalf of clients in complex cases, which frequently involve novel issues including cross-border disputes, serious medical treatment, complex deprivation of liberty disputes, and capacity to consent to sexual relations, to marry and to have contact. She also acts in contentious property and affairs cases including disputes involving lasting powers of attorney and deputies.

The large majority of Zena’s cases have resulted in vulnerable clients returning to their homes, or to less restrictive care settings, or in regaining contact with loved ones, in line with their or their families’ wishes.

  • Zena is tenacious and meticulous in her approach to cases; you can see every angle has been covered.

    Chambers UK 2022

  • Really top-flight solicitor, one of the best in the country. Fights her client’s corner fiercely and a pleasure to work with.

    The Legal 500 2022

  • We were very fortunate to have Zena help us through an immensely difficult time regarding care funding for a loved one. She was extremely professional and answered all our questions with great care and consideration. Her vast knowledge on the process and why we were facing difficulties was a comfort and it was due to her guidance that we got a successful outcome. She is an asset to Keystone Law!

    The Dattani family