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Rose & Rose

Court of Protection and Deputyship Solicitors

The process of applying to the Court of Protection can be complex, so seeking the support of a solicitor is essential to ensure that you and your loved ones are protected.

 

What is the Court of Protection?

The Court of Protection assists people who do not have the mental capacity to make decisions about their affairs. These decisions can relate to the following:

  • Health and welfare
  • Finances and property

Your solicitor will support you in various transactions relating to the Court of Protection, the Mental Capacity Act and Deputyship matters. These matters include:

  • Support throughout the Mental Capacity assessment process.
  • Court of Protection applications.
  • Acting as professional deputies where necessary.
  • Supporting lay people in becoming a deputy.
  • Supporting deputies with their responsibilities.
  • Providing advice relating to disputes regarding decisions for a person who lacks mental capacity.

Deputyship Application

In the best-case scenario, a person will have organised a Lasting Power of Attorney before they lose mental capacity. However, this is not always the circumstance.

If your loved one has not appointed a Lasting Power of Attorney and you wish to become a deputy, you should make a Court of Protection application. As a deputy, you will have the legal authority to make decisions relating to health and welfare or finances and property on the person’s behalf.

Becoming a Court of Protection deputy is a complex process and one that requires the support of an experienced legal professional.

 

Court of Protection Solicitor

If you intend to apply for deputyship or require legal advice with another aspect of the Court of Protection, speak to the experienced solicitors at Rose & Rose today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the Court of Protection?
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The Court of Protection is a court established under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 which has jurisdiction over the property, financial affairs and personal welfare of people who lack mental capacity to make decisions for themselves.

Do you need a solicitor to apply to the court of protection?
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Whilst you don’t need a Solicitor to apply to the Court of Protection, as the process can be complicated and prolonged it is best to have legal advice and guidance.

Can you appeal a court of protection order?
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You may be able to challenge a decision from the Court of Protection by applying to the Court of Appeal, but you may need permission. If you want to challenge a decision, you should get legal advice from a solicitor to help you work out whether you are likely to get legal aid for your challenge and how likely you are to win your case as it can be very expensive and stressful.

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