Court of Protection
Court of Protection Solicitors
Our Court of Protection Solicitors in London specialise in all aspects of capacity law from financial and welfare deputyships to the deprivation of liberty safeguards.
What is the Court of Protection?
The Court of Protection is a specialist court that has the authority to make decisions or appoint deputies to make decisions on behalf of individuals who are unable to do so for themselves. The court is responsible for safeguarding the rights and interests of vulnerable individuals, ensuring that any decisions made on their behalf are in their best interests, and providing a legal framework for managing their affairs when they lack the mental capacity to do so.
How can we help?
The Court of Protection is responsible for all issues relating to adults who lack capacity to make specific decisions. The work of the Court of Protection has expanded significantly in recent years and more and more people are finding that they need specialist advice in this area.
We all have family members who, at some stage of their lives, may need someone else to take decisions for them, be that deciding where they live, how their care should be arranged, or managing their finances.
We know how important it is to listen to and understand our clients so that we can find the best solution in the circumstances. We are sensitive to the issues involved, and we are knowledgeable and experienced in this area of law.
We can provide advice and representation at court in relation to:
- Best interests as regards health and welfare issues
- Deprivation of liberty safeguards
- Representation in the Court of Protection
- Inherent jurisdiction
- Forced marriage relating to incapacity
- Deputyship applications and advice including approval of gifts and transfers
- Professional deputyship services
- Powers of Attorney
- Statutory wills
- Disputes and contested applications