Court Of Protection Work

The Court of Protection is the judicial body that is responsible for helping people who no longer have the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves’, and who have not arranged a Lasting Power of Attorney so that someone else can already act on their behalf. The job of the court is to make sure that the person cannot be exploited or denied what is rightfully theirs.

The mental incapacity can come about for any number of reasons, which would include dementia, accidents and clinical negligence.

Professional Help – When You Need It Most

I am able to advise and assist anyone who is involved with a friend or loved one who needs to be, or already is, under the Court of Protection’s jurisdiction.

The main task is often to get the ball rolling with a Deputyship Application.

In this case, a deputy is a person authorised by the court to act on behalf of the incapacitated person. Once appointed by the court as a deputy, that person can manage the property and financial affairs, as well the health and welfare aspects, of the vulnerable person’s life.

Who Needs a Deputy
Any adult who does not have registered LPA’s, and who is deemed mentally incapable of looking after their own affairs by a medical expert.

Who Can Be a Deputy
Anyone over the age of 18 deemed appropriate, which usually means a spouse, close relative or friend of the vulnerable adult.

Fixed Fees – No Hidden Costs

A deputyship application can often be a long drawn-out process. There are numerous important documents involved, and a very specific procedure. While the cost for this is usually ordered by the court to be made from the vulnerable person’s estate, it is important to know that you are being guided by someone who will explain everything fully beforehand, and lead you through the process calmly and efficiently, with no unpleasant surprises along the way.