The Court of Protection exists to protect vulnerable people who lack the mental capacity to make decisions.
The Court will consider the individual’s best interests and make the appropriate orders to protect them. These decisions may relate to their finances and/or property, their health and/or welfare and can include rulings as to where a person should live or whether lifetime gifts or a special form of Will known as a ‘statutory Will’ should be made on their behalf.
If an individual loses the mental ability to deal with their finances and property and they have not appointed an attorney, the only way a relative or close friend can help them is by applying to the Court of Protection to be appointed as their Deputy to act under the supervision of the Court.
If you have a relative or friend who is losing or has lost the ability to make decisions, we can advise you about and act on your behalf in an application to the Court.
We are regularly appointed by the Court as Deputies for individuals if there is no close relative or friend able and willing to do so.
If you have any further queries contact us to discuss or to make an appointment.