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Specialist Court of Protection Solicitors

Our specialist Court of Protection solicitors are here to help you and your family, giving advice and guidance when you need it most. They can help you to apply to the Court of Protection for deputyship, as well as act as a professional deputy, easing the stress and strain of managing a family member’s affairs should they lose capacity through injury or illness.

Taking the strain away from you can help you to concentrate on spending time with your family, and give them the support and care they need, helping them and you to achieve your best outcomes and lead a fulfilled life.

As well as assisting with the application process for deputyship, our specialist solicitors can also guide you if you have been appointed as a deputy, helping you to understand your role and the decisions you may need to make in the best interests of your family member.

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What is the Court of Protection?

The Court of Protection was set up to protect the interests of people who have lost mental capacity and who are no longer able to make decisions themselves and determines how decisions can be made for them. These decisions could be concerning property, financial affairs, medical and personal welfare.

For someone to make decisions on behalf of someone else, an application must be made to the Court of Protection to appoint a deputy, if there is no valid power of attorney in place.

About deputyship

Applying for deputyship enables you to make decisions on behalf of a family member or friend if they can no longer make those decisions themselves and there is no valid power of attorney in place. This could be as a result of a traumatic brain injury, due to old age, or any other condition which means someone no longer has mental capacity. Any decisions that a deputy makes must be in the best interests of the person who lacks mental capacity. There are some decisions that even a deputy can’t make, so it’s always best to speak to an expert about this who will be able to give you all the advice and guidance you need.

You can apply for a deputyship to the Court of Protection. We can help you with this application, ensuring all the correct forms are completed and signed. We can also help with contested applications in the Court of Protection.

Often, a deputy is the person’s spouse or partner, their child, or a close relative or friend. Sometimes, looking after all aspects of a family member’s affairs can be stressful. In these situations, a legal expert or a solicitor can be appointed to manage this as a professional deputy.

A professional deputy can ease the stress on you to allow you to concentrate on providing the support and care your family member needs. They are also well placed to make independent decisions in your family member’s best interests, that can sometimes be difficult to make if you’re close to the person.

What can a professional deputy help with?

If a professional deputy is appointed, they can help with many different areas, including:

  • Managing financial affairs on behalf of your family member, including producing annual accounts and reports, as well as dealing with administrative tasks such as paying invoices and managing bills
  • Dealing with the sale, purchase or adaptation of any property
  • Welfare benefits, including protecting current and future entitlements
  • Local authority and NHS funding for care
  • Managing investments

If you would like any advice and guidance about the Court of Protection, applying for deputyship or the role of a professional deputy, you can speak to one of our specialist solicitors today. They will be able to take you through the process and help you to establish the best circumstances for you and your family.

Contact us

Speak to David Hilton, our expert Court of Protection solicitor for a free consultation.

0800 988 7072

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  • We work with medical professionals to get the best treatment for you
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  • We also provide support for ongoing rehabilitation and care

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