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Court of Protection - deputyship

Our probate team is frequently instructed to act on Court of Protection matters. As solicitors we can be appointed as professional deputies or we can advise the person likely to look after the mentally incapacitated person's affairs, finances and all aspects of Court of Protection.

A deputy is a court appointed person appointed by the Court of Protection to manage the personal welfare or the property and affairs of another person who lacks the mental capacity to manage these for themselves. A deputy can only act under a court order from the Court of Protection. Where there is no one else who can be appointed as a deputy Stephensons Trust Corporation Limited can act as a professional deputy for persons who lack capacity.

The Court of Protection's primary role is to protect those who cannot manage their own decisions and finances in their best interest. Additionally it seeks to regulate those that are appointed to look after a vulnerable person's finances.
 
We have been carrying out Court of Protection work on behalf of vulnerable people and appointed individuals for over 30 years. We are also regularly appointed by local authorities which is testament to our skills in this field.

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We can help our clients in the following ways very much depending on individual circumstances:

  • We can assist the families and parents of those who have suffered medical negligence by making  applications to the Court of Protection to become a receiver 
  • Acting as independent professional receiver for mentally incapacitated persons 
  • Assisting non-professional receivers in their role and obligations to the Court 
  • Advice and assistance with annual accounts required by the Court of Protection

If you would like further information on how we can help you, please call us on 01616 966 229 for a no obligation initial chat with one of our advisors. We have a team of friendly and approachable advisors who are waiting to take your call. They will talk to you about your situation without using legal jargon and they will do their best to make you feel comfortable and at ease. If you don’t want to call us initially you can contact us at a time most convenient to you, anytime of the day or night, through our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as we can to see if we can help.

Further information

The advice provided to non-face to face clients will be through electronic or written communication only e.g. by telephone and email. Stephensons Solicitors LLP assumes no responsibility for, and shall not be liable for, (a) verification of mental capacity or testamentary capacity (b) verification of any undue influence or duress involved (c) the execution of any documents.
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