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Court of Protection

Protecting the rights of vulnerable people and their health and welfare decisions.

Court of Protection

The Court of Protection is a specialist court which deals with protecting the rights of vulnerable people.  If decisions need to be made about a person who is incapable of making his/her own decision then, (unless the person has made a Lasting Power of Attorney), an application may need to be made to the Court of Protection.    Sometimes the Court will make the decision itself or the Court may appoint a person (known as a ‘Deputy’) to make decisions on the person’s behalf.

If you have a relative or friend who has become incapable of making decisions and incapable of managing his/her own affairs then you may need to make an application to the Court of Protection to be appointed as that person’s Deputy.  You may apply to manage the person’s property and finances and/or to make their health and welfare decisions.

The application involves obtaining medical evidence about the person’s mental capacity.  If you are applying to manage the person’s property and finances then the application also involves providing as much information as possible about these matters.

If you are appointed as the Deputy then you may have to complete an annual report to the Court.

Here at Alexander Grace Law we can help you with making applications to the Court and completing the annual report.  If you require further advice please contact us for an appointment.