Court of Protection
Our Court of Protection solicitors help families and professionals who are looking after someone who is unable to manage their own finance or health and welfare affairs for any reason including an injury, dementia, a disability or learning difficulties. In such cases a Deputy or Attorney may be appointed to make decisions about their finances or health and welfare or support the person to make the decision.
A professional Deputy is usually appointed in matters involving injuries which lead to claims of compensation and also where there are no family or friends who can take on this responsibility for a person. We also help support many people in this role.
The team is highly experienced and advises on a wide-range of issues from one-off property and affairs matters to managing significant compensation awards in the best interests of a client. The team works with both families and other professionals including case managers, accountants, financial advisers and architects to provide a seamless and joined up approach for clients.
Whether you have a disabled child or are caring for an elderly or vulnerable relative, we can help you to make the right decisions to protect their interests. Our Court of Protection solicitors have an exceptional reputation for providing expert, responsive and sensitive support to our clients and their families.
Our specialist Court of Protection team can advise you on the following:
- Becoming a Court of Protection Deputy
- Appointing a Professional Deputy, Attorney or Trustee
- Support with administration and decision-making (for those acting under Deputyships, Lasting Power of Attorneys and Personal Injury Trusts)
- Disputes about finances
- Statutory Will applications
- Arrangements for gifting from those who lack capacity
- Setting up Personal Injury Trusts
If you would like further information please contact us on 023 9238 8021 or fill in the enquiry form.