Court of Protection Deputyship
The Court of Protection provides a legal safety net for persons who are mentally incapable of handling their financial and property affairs or making decisions about their health and welfare, for example due to incapacitating illness or disability. If there is no Lasting Power of Attorney in place, then the Court of Protection may appoint a Deputy to act in the person's best interests.
We provide advice, assistance and representation on Court of Protection matters to carers, family members and patients. This may include helping with applications for appointment of a Deputy, the sale of a property or making a statutory Will.
We also have long experience of providing a professional Deputy service for patients where an independent, trusted solicitor is needed, for example, if there is no close family able to act.