Court of Protection

The team has a breadth of experience which enables us to assist you when a family member or close friend can sadly no longer make decisions themselves. At Ellisons, any one of our specialist team would be pleased to advise you on your options.

Capacity

When someone close to you loses the ability to look after their affairs and make decisions for themselves, we are able to offer you guidance at this difficult time.

We understand that this can be a very difficult process. If their mental health has deteriorated to such an extent that they are unable to give instructions for a Power of Attorney, you may have to consider making an application to the Court of Protection to request the necessary legal authority to assist them in managing their affairs.

A Deputy is a person appointed by the Court of Protection to manage the affairs of someone who lacks the mental capacity to do so for themselves. A Deputy is usually a friend or relative of the person who lacks capacity, but in some circumstances could be a professional, such as a lawyer.

Deputyship 

We understand that the process of applying for a Deputyship appointment can be confusing, burdensome and upsetting. Our team are able to assist you with Deputyship applications and the ongoing responsibilities once a Deputyship appointment has been made. Our specialist team will ensure that you are provided with clear and straightforward advice.

We can assist you with:

  • Preparing and entering the initial applications;
  • Submitting your annual report to the Office of the Public Guardian;
  • Making decisions;
  • Applying to the court for further authority, to include but not limited to Statutory Wills, power to make gifts and replacement trustee applications.

In addition, where family members or friends find themselves unable to act as Deputy in such matters, we are able to offer a professional deputyship appointment and administration service so that the ongoing administration of the incapable party’s finances is dealt with by our specialist team.

The team has a breadth of experience which enables us to assist you when a family member or close friend can sadly no longer make decisions themselves.