Considerate legal advice on the Court of Protection and deputyship
Sometimes, people lose mental capacity and need help with their affairs, but are unable to make a power of attorney. If this is a friend or family member and they need help with managing their finances or welfare, you may be looking for specialist advice. A solicitor or lawyer can help guide you through applications to the Court of Protection.
Alternatively, you may already be appointed as an attorney or deputy, or may need help with becoming a deputy. You may have concerns about a deputy or somebody applying to become one. We can help you address your concerns and explain your options clearly and compassionately, guiding you through the deputyship application process if necessary.
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.
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.
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.
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