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.