Court of Protection
Working with you
The Court of Protection oversees the affairs of those who lack the mental or physical capacity to manage themselves. Whilst the majority of contact with the Court of Protection relates to the affairs of elderly people, this is not always the case and involvement will extend, for example, to a young person who has suffered a traumatic injury. The Court appoints Deputies to manage the property or welfare issues of those unable to do so and supervises the work of those Deputies. The Court can therefore deal with matters ranging from authorising the completion of a will to deciding where somebody should live or what medical treatment they should receive.
We have experience in dealing with all aspects of Deputyship including, where necessary, acting as Deputy. We have been involved in a wide range of applications to the Court of Protection including statutory wills, disputes regarding powers of attorney, contact and residence.
We advise on a full range of Court of Protection issues including:
application to the Court for appointment of Deputies
disputes about where a person should live or the care they should receive
disputes over deprivation of liberty
disputes about medical treatment
applications for statutory wills and permissions to make gifts