Court of Protection & Deputyship

Court of Protection
Protecting vulnerable adults

Helping you manage the affairs of a vulnerable loved one.

When someone has lost or is losing the ability to make decisions for themselves, another person can be appointed to act in their best interests. Making decisions using a power of attorney or being appointed by the Court to act as Deputy can give you the ability to make significant decisions about another person’s finances or health and welfare.

If you have power of attorney for a person who lacks mental capacity, we can assist you in the practical matters of managing money, dealing with property, and making sure your decisions fall within the scope of power you’ve been given. This can cover financial decisions as well as health and welfare.

If the person who lacks capacity hasn’t made a power of attorney, we can guide you or another appropriate person through the process of applying for deputyship with the Court of Protection. Where no one is in a position to be a deputy, we can be appointed to manage the person’s financial affairs instead.

Court of Protection applications may be required for specific decisions such as selling the person’s property and making or amending a will. An application may also be needed to make gifts to the person’s loved ones, or if they are a trustee (including co-ownership of property) and they need to be replaced.

At Glaisyers Solicitors, we understand that decision-making for another person is not a simple thing to do. This is why we take the time to discuss every viable option with you, so you can make decisions in the best interests of your loved one. We can help with your application to the Court of Protection, mental capacity assessments, making a statutory will and seeking permission to make major decisions.

We have a wide range of experience.

Our expertise as court of protection and deputyship solicitors means we have the knowledge and experience to help you make the right decisions. We will always go the extra mile for you, which means you can be assured that your that your loved one will be well cared for, whether you’re acting as deputy or attorney, or if we are.

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