Court of Protection
What We Do
The Court of Protection is a court based in London who make decisions regarding an individual’s health and welfare and/or property and financial affairs when that individual lacks capacity to make those decisions themselves.
The Court has the power to:-
- Remove deputies who fail to carry out their duties
- Decide whether an individual has the relevant capacity to make a decision for themselves
- Deciding whether someone can be deprived of their liberty under the Mental Capacity Act
- Hearing urgent or emergency applications
- Determine whether an LPA or EPA is valid.
Why Use Us?
Our Court of Protection team can assist you in safeguarding the affairs of an individual who lacks the capacity to manage matters themselves and does not have either an Enduring Power of Attorney or a Lasting Power of Attorney in place. In such circumstances the alternative may be to apply to the Court of Protection for an order appointing a Deputy. We can also accept the role as Deputy ourselves where there is not the friends or family to accept the appointment. We can also assist in disputes about who should act as Deputy.
We can help you with:
- Applying to the Court of Protection for deputyship order
- Statutory Will applications
- Assisting deputies with the day to day management of the individual’s affairs
- The preparation of Court of Protection annual reports
- Liaising with care providers and social services
- Advising on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)
What Are Our Costs?
We always discuss our fees at the outset. We provide clear cost estimates and agree fixed fees wherever possible to ensure you get expert advice and support.