Appointing a Professional Deputy, Attorney or Trustee

Appointing a Professional Deputy, Attorney or Trustee

Deputyship may be needed if a person no longer has the mental capacity to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). A Deputy is a person appointed by the Court of Protection to make decisions on behalf of a person who is unable to make those decisions on their own. This could be for a variety of different reasons such as a brain injury as a result of clinical negligence, an accident, old age or a learning difficulty.

Sometimes there is no-one suitable or available to act as the Deputy or Lasting Power of Attorney for someone lacking capacity. Family members may find the prospect overwhelming or daunting, may not be able to agree on who should manage a relative’s finances or you may be concerned about conflicts between family members arising in the future. In these situations, appointing a professional Deputy can provide a solution.

We are regularly appointed as Deputy or Attorney for those who cannot manage their own financial or welfare affairs. They act for a broad range of clients, of all ages, across the country. Sue has also been selected to be on the Panel of Deputies and is often directly invited to act by the Court.

We work closely with the members of the family to get to know the individuals and ensure that all decisions are made in the person’s best interests.  We respect past and present relationships and whilst a family member may not be best placed to act as deputy, they will still wish to be an active part of their loved ones’ lives.

If you would like us to be appointed to assist with managing yours or a relative’s affairs, please get in contact with us.

 

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