Mental capacity & welfare

Disputes over mental capacity and best interests

Disputes may arise between family members, or between family members and the authorities, about whether an individual is able to take decisions about where they should live, who they should associate with or the care they should receive.

If it is accepted that an individual lacks mental capacity to make a particular decision and the people who are interested in their welfare cannot agree what is in their best interests, our expertise in resolving these issues without the need to apply to the Court of Protection will be invaluable.  If an application to the Court of Protection is unavoidable we can guide you though this difficult time.

We specialise in supporting individuals and families when these issues arise. Please see our Mental capacity and welfare expertise pages for more information on how we can help if you need assistance with this type of Court of Protection issue.