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What is the Court of Protection?

The Court Of Protection is a supreme court that helps organise the affairs, money and assets of people who don’t have the mental capacity to do it themselves. That can mean complicated processes and applications. We’ll arrange a specialist solicitor to work with you.

  • Deputyship role, duties and common issues – The will of a person with a lowered mental capacity can get very tricky if, say, they have assets abroad. We’ll liaise with the Court of Protection to sort everything.
  • Litigation support statements – You may have to provide documents to verify or contest things relating to Court of Protection areas, such as deputyship. Our solicitors can do all the heavy lifting.
  • Wills and mental capacity – Should a person making or changing a will not be able to understand the nature and purpose of it we can help you arrange for the Court of Protection to do it.
  • Welfare deputy – We understand the processes behind becoming the welfare deputy for someone who isn’t of sound mind to ensure decisions can be made about medical treatment, housing and so on.
  • NHS continuing healthcare – Complex, long-term health needs might require continuing healthcare provided by the NHS. We can advise whether there are any legal considerations.

If you use our Request a Call Back form at the top of this page one of our experts will be in touch to find out all the details of your situation and to what degree we can help.

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What do you need to know about the Court of Protection?

Can I call you for free advice?

Yes. Our team of experts are more than happy to help and will answer any questions you may have. You can call us free on 0808 115 5030 (0333 577 8866 for mobiles), 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Can you take over an existing case?

Yes, in the vast majority of circumstances, we can take over an existing case. Whether you're dissatisfied with your current solicitor, feel as though your case is losing momentum, or simply want a change of direction, it's your right to change law firms, even if you're in the middle of it.

The facts about the Court of Protection

22,797

In 2011, two thirds of the Court of Protection’s 22,797 orders related to the appointment of a deputy.

(Source: gov.uk)

£2,7 billion

The Court of Protection controlled £2.7 billion on behalf of vulnerable people in 2009.

(Source: cornwall.gov.uk)

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