Court of Protection & Deputyship.

Our expert team can assist with Court of Protection for Deputyship applications, Disputes in Court of Protection, Litigation Support and Statutory Wills.

Concern about someone's mental capacity can be difficult and distressing.

You can rely on us to work closely with you.

We endeavour to work closely with our clients to ensure they remain involved in the decision making process and understand what is being done on their behalf.

Employment Law

When someone you are concerned about lacks the mental capacity to manage their affairs, unless they have made an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney, it will be necessary for an order appointing a Deputy to be made by the Court of Protection.

A deputy is appointed to make decisions for someone who, due to their lack of mental capacity, is unable to do so themselves.  This could be due to acquiring a brain injury, as a result of an accident or medical negligence, or as a consequence of old age and dementia.

The Deputy, once appointed, has to act in the best interests of the person who lacks capacity and has to follow the principles set out in the Code of Practice to The Mental Capacity Act.

 

 

The duties and responsibilities of a Deputy are many and varied but include:

Dealing with the day to day finances of the person

Checking eligibility for welfare benefits

Taking care of a person’s property

Ensuring funds are invested and managed appropriately

Completion of tax returns and annual reports to the Office of the Public Guardian

Consideration of wills

We understand how distressing and difficult this process can be and endeavour to work closely with our clients to ensure they remain involved in the decision making process and understand what is being done on their behalf.

Head of Department and Court of Protection specialist, Julie Burn, can also be appointed as a professional Deputy if there is no member of the family, or a friend, able to do. Julie currently acts as a professional Deputy to a number of individuals across the country, providing them with daily support and guidance. Her specialist work is recognised and recommended in Chambers & Partners.

 

 

FBC Manby Bowdler's specialist Court of Protection Team can also assist with:

Disputes in Court of Protection

Litigation Support Services

Statutory Wills

Julie Burn

Working With Our Service Team

We endeavour to work closely with you and your family to ensure you remain involved in the decision making process and understand what is being done on your family’s behalf. Julie acts as a professional Deputy to a number of individuals across the country, providing them with daily support and guidance.

- Julie Burn

If you have an enquiry in relation to Court of Protection or Deputyship applications or simply want to speak to a member of our expert team, please get in touch.

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