Court of Protection
Degenerative, physical, and mental illness are just some of the many reasons as to why somebody may not be able to manage their own financial affairs or make informed decisions about their personal welfare.
In the case that they haven’t previously made a Power Of Attorney to appoint someone to help them (the Attorney), then it may be necessary for the Court to appoint someone to help them in relation to his or her property and finances.
The person appointed to act is known as a Deputy and an application for the Deputy appointment is made to the Court of Protection.
A Deputy application need not necessitate attendance at the Court as the application can proceed by a paper application.
Our team can help you to apply for a deputyship or if you are already a deputy, we can help you to fulfil your duties. We can also act as a deputy in more complex cases.
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Court of Protection Guide
There are two forms of Court of Protection Deputyship which are given dependent upon individual needs.
- Deputyship for property and affairs
- Deputyship for personal welfare
Whichever type of deputyship you have being given we can help you with many of the duties including:
- Paying for care
- Accessing state benefits
- Making decisions regarding healthcare or accommodation
- Making wills
- Submitting your annual report to the office of the public guardian
Deputyship’s can be complex, and the needs of individuals can change. You may need to apply to the Court of Protection to change your powers in the individuals’ best interests. In other cases, you may need to give up your deputyship. Whatever you need we can help, supporting and assisting you with your role taking care of the legal responsibilities.
Our team have many years of experience in helping clients and their families navigate the legal process during some of life’s most challenging and difficult times. Our Private Client Director, Kirsty Strong, heads the team of 5 solicitors and 2 trainee solicitors and has been working in this area since 2009, handling some difficult and complex matters in that time. Our Managing Director, Amanda Woods works alongside the team and has more than 20 years of experience working with the elderly and vulnerable client.
Our solicitors have experience in all aspects of private client law, and we dedicate ourselves to ensuring our knowledge stays up to date, in order to give you the best service possible. They have between 1 and 10 years of experience in the area. We make sure that junior solicitors and members of staff are supported and supervised appropriately so that the quality of advice is not affected, regardless of who is working on your case.
We also employ a team of around 5 legal assistants into the dept. who do much of the day to day work on cases. Although they are not legally qualified, they have between 2 and 30 years’ experience, have received extensive training within our firm and work under the direct supervision of a solicitor with at least 5 years post qualification experience.
We have a proven track record in achieving an effective and caring service throughout our departments. You can find out more about our price information on our website.
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