We are highly experienced in making applications to the Court of Protection on your behalf and work with our clients to help them understand all of the legal aspects of incapacity.
It is vitally important to protect people who cannot make decisions for themselves. This could be due to a mental health condition, a severe learning difficulty, a brain injury, a stroke or unconsciousness due to an anaesthetic or sudden accident.
The Court of Protection is the part of the court system that safeguards the property, financial affairs and welfare of those who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves. The Court of Protection can authorise the appointment of a person to act on behalf of someone who lacks capacity, this individual is called the ‘Deputy’. For more information on what the Court of Protection is please click here.
Our team are highly experienced in making applications to the Court of Protection on your behalf, they can also assist with the Deputy’s annual report submission which is required to the Court of Protection. Where specific and ad hoc orders are required, for the larger decisions, we can also complete these application. Please get in touch to discuss your specific requirements
We advise individuals who may be in a vulnerable position themselves, as well as carers, family members or other groups who may be acting as a deputy. Part of our services also includes signposting and facilitating relationships with other professionals who you may need help from, for example Financial Advisors and assistance with claiming benefits.
If you are acting as a Deputy we offer advice on what the role means in practice, as well as signposting and facilitating to specific advice such as caring for the vulnerable person at home, moving them to residential care, dealing with tax returns, receiving benefits and managing finances.
Our lawyers understand that acting in this role for a loved one or family member can be an extremely difficult time – emotionally and practically – and our services are designed to make things as stress-free as possible.
For further information, or to arrange a consultation to discuss your individual circumstances, please do not hesitate to contact us.