Court of Protection Applications

Our Personal Legal Services solicitors advise upon all Court of Protection applications from deputyship applications to statutory wills. 

How we can help

The Court of Protection makes financial or welfare decisions on behalf of people who lack the mental capacity to make those decisions themselves.

An application to the Court of Protection could be necessary where there is a major disagreement as to what may be in the best interests of a person who lacks mental or testamentary capacity. This could be a disagreement between family members or a disagreement between family members and a local authority who is responsible for meeting the needs of the person lacking mental capacity.

Decisions that can be referred to the Court of Protection include decisions relating to where a person should live, whether they should have contact with an individual who may pose a risk to them and decisions relating to the control and management of property, assets and affairs generally.

The Court of Protection also deals with such matters as statutory Wills or the making of gifts to loved ones and/or appointing a deputy to manage a person’s affairs in the absence of a Lasting Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney.

Our Personal Legal Services lawyers can guide you in relation to what is required in individual circumstances and can make any necessary applications on your behalf or on the behalf of the person lacking mental capacity. Our Personal Legal Services lawyers also advise family members who have received notice of an application being made to the Court of Protection by another family member or a local authority.

Our Personal Legal Services Team

Head of Department & Consultant Solicitor
Maureen graduated from Manchester University with a Law Degree and qualified as a solicitor in 1976…
Elizabeth graduated from King’s College London in 1995 with a BA in Theology and an MPhil in Theology from Cambridge University in 1997…
Consultant Solicitor
Lisa graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc in Business Administration in 1997 and subsequently studied for her Postgraduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School…
Alasdair graduated from Southampton University in 2015 with an LLB (honours) Law Degree…
Bethany graduated from the University of Surrey in 2015 with a BSc Honours in Psychology and Criminology…
Alina graduated from the University of Brighton in 2014 with an LLB (Hons) Law Degree with Business…
Matthew graduated from the University of Law in Guildford where he completed both his LLB (Hons) Law Degree and went on to complete the Legal Practice Course in 2020…
Chartered Legal Executive
Katie is currently on maternity leave…
Lee Baclayon
Chelcy graduated from Brunel University London in 2020 with a degree in Law before completing her Legal Practice Course (LPC) in June 2021….
Trainee Solicitor
Katie graduated from Durham University in 2020 with a degree in History. She then went on to complete her Master of Arts in Law…

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