Court of Protection

Court of Protection

Decisions that matter…

 

If a person becomes unable to deal with their own finances or welfare, you need expert advice. If the Court of Protection are satisfied that the person in question lacks the capacity, and a medical expert has confirmed this, then a person can apply to be their ‘deputy’.

This person will then have the law on their side when it comes to making important decisions regarding the incapacitated individual.

Our expert team are able to help you every step of the way with your case at the Court of Protection. The court will need to know exactly what assets will be managed and/or what welfare issues need to be discussed and will need to be satisfied that the deputy is an appropriate person to handle the person’s affairs.

Our team have a wealth of experience in both applying for deputyships as well as objecting to somebody becoming a deputy. Having acted as deputy for many of our clients, we can provide advice and guidance during what can often be a distressing time.

Regarding costs, the Court of Protection have information on the tariff which applies to each case, with assets from the individual whose affairs are being managed usually used to pay for it.

If you have Lasting Power of Attorney then these powers give a person the authority to manage somebody’s personal and financial affairs. Once registered with the Court of Protection, these powers last forever and we have experience in working on such cases.  

We understand that these proceedings can often be stressful and it is important to have someone you rely on in your corner. Working closely with elderly people and their families, all cases are handed sensitively by our team and we are experienced at working with the Official Solicitor’s office in London to achieve what is in the best interests of the person in need. 

If an elderly person is subject to a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard, we can help challenge these orders and lead compensation claims if there has been a breach of human rights.     

To find out more and to discuss your specific requirements, contact us.

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