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Statutory Wills

Made by the Court of Protection on behalf of a loved one who has lost capacity

Changes in circumstances can mean that a persons will is no longer suitable and if they can’t make decisions for themselves they won’t be able to change their will. However, the Court may change it for them and our Court of Protection experts can help you through this.

It’s so important to make sure someone’s Will is right that the law says the Court has to approve a Will if the person isn’t able to sign it themselves. If you are Deputy or Attorney for someone you will have to apply to the court for permission to make a Will for them, this is called a statutory will.

Reasons for changes could include:

  • Death of original beneficiaries
  • Tax planning or changes to tax rules
  • To remove financial advisers
  • To make suitable provisions for relatives


Our specialist Wills and Court of Protection Solicitors will help you apply to Court. Our wills experts can prepare the Will for the Court to approve and we will organise the necessary medical report and information about the person’s family background, financial assets and the reason the Statutory Will is needed.

We will take a practical approach and make the process as easy and stress free as possible for you.

Call Lasting Power of Attorney team on 0161 832 4666, who will be happy to talk things through with you and offer free, no obligation advice or complete the online enquiry form and one of our team will get in touch for a no obligation chat.

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