COURT OF PROTECTION 

The Court of Protection in English law is a superior court of record created under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.   It has jurisdiction over, the property, financial affairs and personal welfare of people who lack mental capacity to make decisions for themselves.  Among its various roles the Court of Protection is responsible for determining disputes as to the registration of enduring powers of attorney, and Lasting Powers of Attorney, appointing new trustees, authorising certain gifts and making statutory wills.

 Examples of personal welfare issues determined by the court are; decisions about where protected persons live, who they see and how they are cared for.

 We can assist you with the application process.

 Applications to the Court of Protection are complex and time consuming.  As a member of the public you are fully entitled to make the application yourself.  However, if you feel that such an application is too complicated or that you do not have the time to spend on it and would like us to help, or even handle the application process on your behalf, we can.  We would quote you for the likely costs involved once we had established precisely what work you wanted us to do from holding your hand whilst you fill in the forms to obtaining the information required from you and completing the forms ourselves.  We would correspond directly with the Court of Protection and keep you fully informed throughout the application process.

 PLEASE TELEPHONE US TO DISCUSS YOUR NEEDS AND WE WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO HELP