The Court of Protection
The Court of Protection serves individuals who lack the cognitive capacity to make specific decisions on their own behalf.
This judicial body holds the authority to determine an individual’s capacity status and make necessary decisions on that person’s behalf, including the appointment of both lay and professional deputies to act in the person’s best interests.
Our in-depth understanding of Court of Protection rules and the law that will be applied centres on upholding the inherent rights of those who lack the mental capacity required for significant decision-making.
We offer expert legal counsel that ensures vulnerable individuals can, with the help of the Court, gain access to essential medical care, residential security, social services and crucial financial assistance precisely when they require it. Our team also acts for attorneys and deputies whose actions either require Court approval, or may be challenged by other individuals or organisations. We act for close relatives and friends of protected parties in complex proceedings so as to ensure that their voices and views are heard by the Court.
We advise several individuals and families throughout the UK, and we prioritise our local community’s welfare while striving to find effective resolutions to the diverse legal challenges they confront.
Our team of Court of Protection solicitors offers unambiguous guidance on deputyship applications, challenges to the actions of deputies and attorneys, applications for Court approval, trustee applications, dispute resolution, and advice and assistance with the continual administration of an individual’s property and affairs. We also provide advice and representation in health and welfare disputes which can encompass broader and more complex issues.
We approach each case with sensitivity, empathy and utmost care, and take immense pride in our personalised approach to serving clients at every juncture.
If you are looking for help and guidance in relation to an individual who lacks capacity, don’t hesitate to consult with our expert, Lewis Hastie.