Court of Protection

Expert Court of Protection Solicitors

The Court of Protection plays a huge part in deciding whether you will be able to use a Lasting Power of Attorney and make decisions for someone based on the state of their mental capacity.

It is important to understand the role the Court of Protection plays in activating a Lasting Power of Attorney to know when and how to use it. Our team of expert Solicitors can help to shed some light on the process and what you should do next.

Problems are common when it comes to decisions around mental capacity and the outcome of a mental capacity assessment can have a huge affect on what you can do for your loved ones with their assets. Our team of expert Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitors can help you overcome the difficulties that comes with issues surrounding mental capacity and advise you on the best action to take.

What Court of Protection Related Services do we provide?

Our expert team are experienced in both Property and Affairs as well as Health and Welfare Deputyship Applications. The services we provide which include the following:

  • We can make one-off applications for attorneys seeking permission to make certain gifts/distributions from the estate of the person they’re acting for under LPA or as deputy, or because there’s an urgent health decision to be made.
  • Resolving major disagreement about serious decisions;
  • Objections to the registration of a Lasting Powers of Attorney;
  • Cancelling a Registered Enduring Powers of Attorney;
  • Statutory Wills.

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Court of Protection FAQs

What is the Court of Protection?

The Court of Protection is responsible for making decisions surrounding someone’s financial and physical welfare when they have lost capacity and can no longer make decisions for themselves.

The specific situations that the Court of Protection get involved with are:
• Making the decision about whether someone has the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves
• When it is decided that someone doesn’t have mental capacity, appointing them a deputy to make those decisions on their behalf
• Giving permission for one off decisions to be made for someone who lacks mental capacity
• Deciding on whether there are any objections to the registration of making a lasting power of attorney
• Considering statutory wills and gift applications
• Deciding whether someone has been deprived of their liberty under the Mental Capacity Act

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