Property and Finance
Property and Finance Court of Protection Solicitors
At GN Law, our dedicated Property and Finance team in London focuses on providing expert advice and representation for various issues that may arise within the Court of Protection. We understand the complexities of these matters and work tirelessly to address our clients’ specific needs.
How can we help?
At GN Law, we offer a wide range of services to address your specific needs, ensuring your interests are protected and your rights upheld as we work together to resolve these intricate legal matters.
Our comprehensive range of services includes:
- Deputyship applications and advice including approval of gifts and transfers
- Professional deputyship services
- Powers of Attorney
- Statutory wills
- Disputes and contested applications
Deputyship applications and advice
If you need to help someone with their finances but they have already lost capacity to choose to give you these powers under a Lasting Power of Attorney, you will need to apply to the Court of Protection to be appointed as a deputy.
The court has the power to appoint individuals or organisations as deputies, or to take such decisions on behalf of a person who lacks capacity. Deputyship orders can cover decisions relating to a person’s property and financial affairs. Deputies are appointed through a court order, usually by way of a paper application made to the court.
We can advise you on all matters relating to deputyship, including the approval of gifts and transfers.
We charge a fixed fee of £950 + VAT to make a paper application for a financial deputyship order. There is also a court fee to pay for the application which can be reduced or waived, depending on the means of the person to whom to application relates.
Professional deputyship services
We can act as a professional deputy for an individual who has lost capacity to manage their property and affairs and for whom there is no one else suitable to take on the role.
We can assist in making the application to the court and, once appointed, will manage the person’s property and financial affairs in accordance with the authority granted by the court.
Powers of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables someone you trust (the attorney) to make decisions on your behalf about your property and financial affairs or your health and welfare, at a time when you lack the mental capacity to take those decisions yourself.
This can include paying your bills, collecting your income and benefits or selling your house. You can restrict the powers that the attorney has if, for instance, you do not want them to have the power to sell your home.
We can provide advice and assistance to deputies and attorneys on making a statutory will application to the Court of Protection where a person lacks capacity to make or amend a will.
Disputes and contested applications
Sometimes disputes will arise, for example in relation to deputyships, Lasting Powers of Attorney or statutory wills. We can provide advice and representation at court in relation to these difficult issues.