Court of Protection

The Court of Protection is the only judicial authority that can make decisions as to both health and welfare, and property and financial affairs, on behalf of people who have lost the capacity to make those decisions themselves.

Applications to the Court of Protection can be time-consuming and costly, and we always advise putting in place a Power of Attorney to try to avoid it. Nevertheless, if a friend or family member has lost capacity without a valid Power of Attorney, and you have concerns about their welfare, or managing their finances, we have considerable experience in applying to the Court of Protection both for on-going Deputyship and bespoke orders.

Please do not hesitate to contact our Private Client department for further information.