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Court of Protection solicitors and lawyers

Clear, sensitive advice on applying to the Court of Protection
  • Providing essential clarity at a confusing time

    When you choose us, you can expect clear, concise and compassionate legal advice. This can be a confusing and distressing time; we will make you aware of your duties and responsibilities, so that you have clarity when appointed by the court to act as a deputy.

    You will be supported throughout the process and beyond; we offer ongoing advice should it be necessary, whilst you act in your role as deputy.

    Dementia, brain injuries and mental health problems are a few of the conditions that can leave us temporarily or permanently incapable of making our own choices. When someone loses capacity the Court of Protection steps in and can make decisions for you, as well as appoint deputies to manage day-to-day issues on your behalf.

    A deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection to make decisions on behalf of someone who does not have the mental capacity to manage their own affairs. You can access a fact sheet prepared by our expert team here.

  • Expertise that you can trust

    You can rest at ease in the experience and expertise that our Legal 500-rated team offers.

    We count members of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) among our team. This underlines our experience in acting for vulnerable and elderly clients, in a complex area of law.

    Our wills, trusts & probate team are recommended in independent, national legal guides Chambers UK and The Legal 500.

  • Advice delivered with compassion and understanding

    At Willans, we carefully choose our lawyers for not only their technical expertise; we choose people with compassion, understanding and empathy too.

    You can feel assured that we will be easily contactable, responsive and you will know who is dealing with your case at all times. Our approachable, friendly team will aim to put you at ease when you work with us.

  • Practical support if you have concerns about a deputy or attorney

    If you have concerns about an existing attorney or deputy, we can provide specialist advice on the next steps to take. We can also assist in making applications to the court, should the need arise.

Simon Cook

Wills, trusts & probate team

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Simon Cook LLB (Hons), TEP Partner
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