Becoming a Court of Protection Deputy
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.
A Deputy can be appointed to make property and affairs decisions, health and welfare decisions or both.
A Deputy for property and affairs makes financial decisions, which can range from day to day decisions, such as assisting with purchasing shopping to larger decisions relating to investing money or buying and selling property. A Deputy is able to access the person’s bank account, manage and pay bills on the person’s behalf, claim benefits and deal with financial institutions, for example to make investments.
A health and welfare Deputy makes decisions such as where the individual should live and what care they should receive.
Our experienced team can advise you on the processes involved in submitting an application to the Court of Protection and make the application for you. Once appointed we are always on hand to provide advice and support.
If you would prefer a professional to be appointed as Deputy rather than do this yourself, we can be appointed as a Professional Deputy.