If someone loses mental capacity to manage their own affairs you may have no choice but to involve the Court of Protection. For instance, you may need its permission to help you sell their house, resolve care funding issues or put a new will in place. A bank or social services department may not deal with you unless the necessary steps are taken.
If someone has recovered compensation but lost capacity as a result of an accident the Court will expect a Deputy to be appointed.
The Court refers to someone who has lost mental capacity as a Patient.
We work with you and your family to establish the best way forward. We are recognised experts in the field and understand the other issues you may need to consider alongside working with the Court of Protection such as inheritance tax planning, local authority care funding and whether there are any alternative ways of resolving the issues.
Anthony Fairweather is the only Court of Protection panel Deputy in Bristol and one of a handful in the South and South West. He is supported by a dedicated team. Anthony, or one of this team, will always be available should you need to contact us.
Anthony acts as a professional Deputy for Patients where there is no one suitable who can fufill the role. We also make numerous applications each year for family members to be appointed as Deputy, for houses to be bought or sold and inheritance tax planning to be put in place.
We principally act for the families of Patients who have dementia or have received personal injury compensation.
The cost will vary depending on the application we need to make for you. We are happy to provide fixed fee quotes. The Patient will be responsible for our fees which the Court of Protection will often assess to make sure they are fair and reasonable.
Contact: Anthony Fairweather
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