Court of protection - probate

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

We deal with Court of Protection cases from a best interest perspective and would welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can assist, call us on 0203 837 3658 to speak to a Court of Protection expert.

The advice provided to non face to face clients will be through electronic communication only i.e. 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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