Court of Protection Matters
There are many reasons why a person in your life may no longer be able to manage his/her own financial affairs or make informed decisions about his/her personal welfare.
In cases like this, it is often necessary to appoint a deputy to be responsible for a vulnerable person’s decision about issues like healthcare and property and finance. Deputyship is usually given to a close family member or a friend or to a professional and must be applied for through the Court of Protection.
We understand that the process of applying for deputyship can be confusing, stressful and upsetting and you may require support as you go forward in your role as a deputy. There are two types of deputyships that the Court of Protection can grant, namely Property & Affairs deputyship and Personal Welfare deputyship. You may also apply for a deputyship in respect of both Property & Affairs and Personal Welfare. This is often called a hybrid application.
To learn more about applying for deputyships, please contact us or alternatively please fill out the online enquiry form.
Other Court of Protection Matters
A person may lack capacity to make decisions in respect of where he/she should live, consent to medical treatment and consent to sexual relations. Very often, decisions made by the person who lacks capacity or on his behalf may not be in his/her best interests. In such cases, the Court of Protection needs to make a decision as to what is in the person’s best interests.
We can assist and represent in the following Court of Protection matters:
- Contested decisions as to where the person lacking capacity should live
- Contested decisions in respect of medical treatment for the person lacking capacity
- Whether he/she is able to consent to sexual relations and enter into a marriage ceremony
- Contested decisions to confine a person lacking capacity to his/her room
- DOLS – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
To find out more how we can help you and how much it will cost you, please contact us.