Welcome to our Court of Protection page which provides the following information:-
- An introduction to the law around Mental Capacity
- Guidance on planning ahead and making your wishes known
- Dealing with matters after someone has lost capacity
- Statutory Wills & Gifting
- S:117 Aftercare Services for people experiencing Mental Ill Health
Illness and incapacity affects people in many different ways and we have a dedicated team who can provide support that is tailored to your individual circumstances. Often, when people are unable to make decisions for themselves, it is necessary to make an application to the Court of Protection so that someone else can make decisions of their behalf.
The Court of Protection protects the rights of people who are unable to make decisions which may relate to property and financial matters or health and welfare issues. Unfortunately many people are overwhelmed by the Court process and may feel reluctant to take on the responsibility of making the application. We will either take on that responsibility for you or will support you in making the appropriate application to the Court.
Our team of solicitors have a wealth of experience in dealing with such applications and will guide you through the process. We provide reassuring advice to clients and their families and will meet regularly at people’s own homes, Care homes or hospitals in order to ensure you are kept informed throughout the Court process.
Once the Court Order is obtained, we provide on going personal support and will continue to represent you. We are happy to liaise with health professionals, local authorities and the Court whenever necessary. We will advise you in relation to care home contracts and whether a person may be entitled to free nursing care funding (see Continuing Health Care ) or assistance from Social Services
For many years we have worked closely with local charities, including Age UK Warwickshire and Alzheimer's UK, running seminars and free legal clinics so that we can provide advice in this complex area of law. We are committed to protecting the interests of vulnerable people and their families. You can talk to us in complete confidence and our first free advice promise means you can get answers to your immediate questions quickly and easily.
Please do not struggle alone. We will provide a professional and reassuring service and work with you throughout what is often a very difficult and trying time.