Court of Protection

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Vulnerable clientsThe Court of Protection is a specialist court for all issues relating to people who lack capacity to make specific decisions. The Court makes decisions and appoints deputies to make decisions in the best interests of those who lack capacity to do so. These decisions are for issues involving the person’s property, financial affairs, health and personal welfare.

There are a number of reasons why you might need to apply to the Court of Protection. You might want to:

  • ask the court to make a decision about someone’s property and financial affairs
  • ask the court to make a decision about someone’s health and welfare;
  • apply to be made a deputy for someone;
  • make a will on behalf of someone; or
  • object to the registration of a power of attorney

We are dedicated to safeguarding the welfare and financial affairs of those suffering from mental incapacity due to learning difficulties, old age and mental illness or as a result of an accident or medical negligence. Our specialist team advises individuals, their families and carers, trustees, local authorities, charities and other professionals on a broad range of issues related to capacity including the law and procedure of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and ongoing financial management and planning. We are conscious of the sensitive nature of our work and offer a highly personalised and responsive service, regularly meeting clients in their own homes.