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. Our Court of Protection Solicitors in Hampshire 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 are usually in relation to financial matters but on rare occasions, a court will appoint a health and welfare deputy.
Once appointed deputies are obliged to submit reports each year to the court and we can assist with the preparation of those reports.
If there is no one suitable or able to be appointed as a deputy, the partners of Churchers can apply to be appointed, to look after the affairs of the person who lacks capacity. In this situation, our Court of Protection lawyers can provide reassurance for those who don’t feel able to manage the affairs of another.
Care Fees and Local Authority Funding
We can provide assistance with interpreting these rules and help with completing financial assessments. Our Court of Protection solicitors can also assist with any disputes you may have surrounding how a decision has been made about the costs of care.
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
- Proving advice as to how to act to attorneys
- Advice in relation to care contracts
For advice and help to arrange a Court of Protection please contact our team of solicitors below or call 01329 822 333.