COURT OF PROTECTION

It is vital that the rights and best interests of vulnerable people who lack the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves are protected. Sensitive, traumatic and complicated issues regarding individuals, their families and the power of decision-making can often result in an application to the Court of Protection.


What is the Court of Protection?


Working under the Mental Health Act 2005, the Court of Protection is authorised to make decisions on financial, welfare and property matters on behalf of vulnerable people who lack mental capacity and are unable to make decisions for themselves.


It is responsible for determining disputes on a range of sensitive and complex issues regarding lasting power of attorney, deputyship, statutory wills and Deprivation of Liberty appeals.


The Court of Protection always acts in the best interests of the vulnerable individual.


Court of Protection Specialists

Edward can offer expert advice on all Court of Protection matters including financial affairs, family disputes, welfare issues, deputyship, power of attorney, wills, and Deprivation of Liberty.


Direct Access Approach


On a direct access basis, you can instruct Edward directly without the need for a solicitor. She the 'About' section for more details. 

For more information on Court of Protection services call on 07796 131966 or contact  via our online form.

 

Recent cases:


- Litigation arising out of the distribution of a substantial estate. The owner of the estate lack capacity, then died, and the children challenged her will. 

- Detailed challenges to a Deputy who was managing a fund of over £11M. Instructed by the family members seeking to challenge a refusal to purchase a new house

- Determining what was in the best interests of a brain injured 21 year old  client see http://www.9goughsquare.co.uk/news/1421/

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