Court of Protection

Ellisons Court of Protection 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.

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Amy Burton

Senior Associate, Solicitor

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Amy Taylor

Associate Solicitor

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When someone close to you loses the ability to look aher 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.


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.

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.

How we can help?

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.

Our specialist team, using their extensive expertise, could assist you with an application to the Court of Protection for a Statutory Will making the necessary amendments, so long as they are in the best interests of the individual.

You can arrange to meet our team at any one of our offices in ColchesterChelmsfordIpswichBury St Edmunds or Frinton-on-Sea.


Pragmatic and Practical advice

Our team is large enough to provide our clients with a full range of expert advice upon all aspects of commercial property, whilst remaining small enough to provide a personal service to our clients, many of whom have enjoyed using our services for many years. With specialists in property matters, dispute resolution, funding, planning and commercial agreements, we offer a fully integrated service to our clients. Our aim is to work in partnership with our clients and their professional advisers, in order to achieve our clients’ goals and to seek solutions where others may only see problems. We offer pragmatic and practical advice, with a view to ensuring that our clients are able to take well informed commercial decisions. We believe that it is this philosophy that has led to the continued growth of the team and a record of client retention that we are very
proud of.

Our clients include residential and commercial developers, individual and corporate investors, charities, financial institutions, public authorities and trading business, purchasing or leasing premises for their own use.



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If you have any enquiries please contact any one of our specialist team who would be pleased to advise you on your options. You can also contact your lawyer individually from ‘Our People’ using the link below.

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