Court of Protection

We understand that it is not always possible to have prepared for life’s events.

If someone has lost capacity and has not been able to prepare for the future by making a Lasting Power of Attorney, the Court of Protection has jurisdiction to appoint someone to act on their behalf, known as a Deputy. Our Court of Protection Lawyers are highly experienced in assisting in these situations.

We can assist with making applications to the Court to have someone appointed as a Deputy to look after another’s affairs. Applications usually relate to financial matters, but on rare occasions a Court will appoint a health and welfare Deputy.

Once appointed, Deputies are obliged to submit reports to the Court each year. We can assist with the preparation of those reports.

The Partners in Churchers can apply for appointment as Deputies to look after the affairs of the person who lacks capacity if there is no other suitable person who is willing and able to act as a Deputy. In this situation, our Court of Protection lawyers can provide reassurance for those who do not feel able to manage the affairs of another.

Care Fees and Local Authority Funding

An ever-growing concern for clients is paying for care and interpreting the rules relating to care fees and NHS funding.

We can assist in interpreting these rules and help with completing financial assessments. Our Court of Protection Lawyers can also assist with any disputes you may have regarding a decision made about the costs of care.

Statutory Wills

If a client has lost capacity and has not made a Will, or a Will no longer represents their perceived wishes, an application can be made to the Court of Protection to make a Will on their behalf. We can assist with making such applications.

How else can we help?

We can assist with a wide range of other issues, including:

  • Helping to resolve disputes between attorneys
  • Making applications to remove fraudulent or inappropriate attorneys
  • Providing advice to attorneys regarding their duties
  • Advice in relation to care contracts

Please call our team of Court of Protection Lawyers on 01329 822 333 for advice or help, or to arrange an appointment.

Other services

We can also help you with Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate, and Wills. If you would like assistance with any of the above, please contact us on 01329 822 333.

How Can We Help?

Please call 01329 822 333 or send us a message

The Court of Protection Team

Our Clients Love What We Do

Our offices are located in major cities throughout the UK and have excellent transport links.
We would like to express our thanks for the professional approach, care, patience and understanding shown throughout the process.
George Taylor