Application to the Court of Protection

If an individual has lost mental capacity and their financial and/or health and welfare affairs need to be managed or decisions need to be made on their behalf, a formal application will need to be made to the Court of Protection. QualitySolicitors Burton & Co and deal with this complicated procedure for you.

What is a Deputy?

A Deputy is a person appointed by the Court of Protection to manage the affairs of someone who has lost capacity and where they have not planned ahead by making either a Lasting Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney.

Who can be a Deputy?

Any person over the age of 18 can be appointed as a Deputy with certain reservations. In many cases a spouse, partner or close relative will apply to be appointed. In cases where there is no one able or willing to take on the role a professional such as a Solicitor can be appointed.

How to apply

A formal application will need to be made to the Court of Protection. Our experts can help you with this complicated procedure.

If this situation applies to you circumstance we will be happy to discuss the matter in more detail with you. Contact us on 01522 523215