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Court of Protection, Capacity and Elder Care

We support families who are looking after someone who is unable to manage their own affairs. This may be due to an injury, dementia, disability, or learning difficulties. Whether your client needs advice on care, financial or welfare issues, we can help them to make the right decisions to safeguard and protect their interests.

What is the Court of Protection and why might your client be involved with it?

The Court of Protection deals with the law affecting those who do not have capacity to manage their own affairs under the Mental Capacity Act. Your client may have a parent with dementia, a child with learning disabilities or they may be an attorney and not sure of what they can and should do. All these areas are governed by the Court of Protection.

Our services include:

  • Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney.
  • Applications for Statutory Wills.
  • Applications to act as Deputy.
  • Applications for an attorney to make gifts or other tax planning out of the assets of the person lacking capacity.
  • Advice and investigations in relation to financial abuse.
  • Acting as Deputy.
  • NHS Continuing Care Claims.
  • Welfare litigation.

Why choose us?

We are accredited by Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE). SFE is an independent, national organisation of legal professionals who provide specialist advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.

Three of our partners are Court of Protection Panel Deputies, of which there are only 64 in the UK. Panel Deputies are appointed by the Court for their expertise and wealth of experience and are called to act when no one close to the client is willing or able to. They are responsible for acting in the client’s best interests and fully understand the pressures of taking responsibility for managing the affairs of a relative.

We understand that many issues related to Court of Protection are time sensitive. Our responsive team of lawyers will ensure that your clients receive the support that they need quickly, so decisions can be made that day, rather than leaving you waiting for an answer.

For more information please contact us.