If someone loses capacity without putting a Lasting Power of Attorney in place it can be a distressing time for relatives and friends. A ‘Deputy’ might be needed which will involve an application to the Court of Protection, our team can assist with the application process.
Deputyship for Property and Finance
If a Deputy is needed to handle finances it can be anyone who wishes to act in the person’s best interests. If there is no-one willing or able to take on the role then a Professional Deputy can be appointed. Our experienced Partners in this area, act as the Deputies for a number of clients.
Deputyship for Health and Welfare
The Court of Protection does not often agree to the appointment of Health and Welfare Deputies but there are some circumstances where our Team have successfully managed to get clients appointed, in particular where a child has never had capacity and has now reached the age of 18. If you would like to discuss your situation please contact our specialist in this area, Claire Woolliscroft.
We are also able to provide advice and assistance in the following areas:
- Deputyship Reports
- Sale of Property Applications
- Appointment of Trustee Applications
- Contested Deputyship Applications
- Statutory Will
For assistance, please contact our specialists by either email or calling us on 01603 610911.