We understand how difficulties which arise when an individual loses capacity. We are able to assist on all matters when the Court of Protection may need to become involved.
The Court of Protection is responsible for approving decisions relating to the management of finances and affairs of individuals who lack capacity to make those decisions for themselves.
If an individual loses mental capacity, and is unable to make a lasting power of attorney, an application can be made to the Court of Protection for a deputy to be appointed to make decisions on their behalf.
Our experienced team can help you with both contested and uncontested matters, including making applications to be appointed as a deputy and helping you understand your role, making applications to the Court of Protection for permission to make gifts, create trusts or make statutory wills for the individual who lacks capacity.
We also deal with disputes arising out of the appointment or operation of enduring powers of attorney, lasting powers of attorney and deputyships.