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To speak to a Court of Protection Solicitor call Slater and Gordon Lawyers on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us online and we will call you.
Our Court of Protection Solicitors are specialists in managing the property and affairs for people who lack mental capacity to manage their finances themselves.
When someone lacks mental capacity to look after their own affairs and has not put in place a Power of Attorney before losing capacity, the Court of Protection will appoint a Deputy to look after that person’s affairs. The Deputy must act in that person’s best interests and follow the rules of the Mental Capacity Act.
Slater and Gordon’s Court of Protection experience ranges from representing people who have suffered an injury and are in receipt of significant damages awards through to Court of Protection Deputyships for the elderly who may be suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s type illnesses which leave them unable to look after their own affairs.
With a growing vulnerable elderly population it is critical that their finances are safeguarded and used for their benefit.
Our Court of Protection Solicitors have expertise around care home fees and benefits eligibility to ensure lifetime savings last as long as possible. We can also assist if there is a dispute around residence or treatment.
Our Solicitors do understand the difficulties and sensitivities of acting as a professional Court of Protection Deputy and in assisting lay Deputies to carry out their roles.
We have experience of preparing annual accounts to the Office of the Public Guardian, preparing income tax returns, employing carers and support workers, seeking local authority funding or permission to pay gratuitous care.
We can also help you if there is a dispute about who should act as Deputy or if you have concerns about possible financial abuse or someone’s ability to look after financial affairs.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers also specialise in statutory Will and gift applications. We can ask the Court of Protection to make a Will for someone who due to incapacity can no longer make a Will themselves. Their Will may be out of date or you may be worried about what will happen to someone’s home when they pass away.
Our Court of Protection Solicitors can provide legal advice about what options are available and whether a Court application is suitable. If you are being removed as a beneficiary through a statutory Will application, we can represent you in the Court proceedings.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the UK's largest and well known law firms with offices in Newcastle, London, Manchester, Ashton-Under Lyne, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.