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Court of Protection and Powers of Attorney

What is the Court of Protection?

When an individual becomes mentally incapable, for example through ill health or injury, of managing their personal affairs, the Court of Protection is the jurisdictional body that allows others to take over management of those affairs.

What is a Deputy?

A Deputy is the person that is appointed by the Court of Protection to manage the affairs of a vulnerable adult who, through illness or injury, no longer has the mental capacity to manage their affairs. The Deputy can be a family member, a friend or a professional – or a combination of all three. The most common type of application is for property and financial affairs, but it is also possible to make health and welfare applications.

What can a Deputy do?

A Deputy, once appointed by the Court of Protection, can manage the affairs of the person that they can no longer manage themselves. For example, the Deputy can buy and sell property, make investment decisions and also apply to the Court for a statutory Will. It may also be that the health and welfare of an individual needs to be considered by the Court.

How can Pardoes help?

Pardoes can provide both legal and practical help when making an application to the Court of Protection. We can also assist the Deputy once the  Court Order has been made. We understand that a new role as Deputy can be a daunting one; as such we can offer support and direction to help you through the early stages and provide on-going help and guidance when needed, even after the Order has been made.

Pardoes also offer professional Deputyships where there is no-one willing or able to take on the role. This can often be a solution to a difficult problem.

What is the cost?

As each case is different, we will discuss the costs at the outset, including the fees payable to the Court and once the order has been made.

For more information on the Court of Protection or Lasting Powers of Attorney, contact our team direct on 01823 446219 or freephone 0800 862 0442. Alternatively, complete our online enquiry form and we'll call you back as soon as possible. 

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