The Court of Protection is the judicial body responsible for making decisions relating to the management of finances and other affairs of those individuals who are no longer capable of making some or all of their own decisions, usually by authorising the appointment of a deputy who can be either a lay deputy, (e.g., a family member) or a professional deputy.
Applying to the Court of Protection (COP) is quite a complex process that requires specialist legal advice and can take time to arrange. Our specialist and highly experienced Court of Protection team are here to help and support you at an often difficult and stressful time in your life.
At Bookers & Bolton, we can help if you are considering applying to be appointed as a deputy, advising you on the application process and supporting you in the various obligations of that role. The Court of Protection process can often be stressful, lengthy and daunting. Our specialist lawyers are on hand to provide the advice and guidance you need. We can also act as a professional deputy where needed if, for example, no one else is suitable or family members do not wish to take on this responsibility.
Our specialist private client team can advise on a wide range of Court of Protection matters, including disputes such as objecting to the appointment of a particular deputy, capacity disputes, challenging gifts, and disagreements arising in relation to statutory wills.
Regardless of the situation’s complexity, we will provide you with the necessary advice and expertise.
If you would like further information or advice regarding our Court of Protection and Deputyship services, please get in touch with us on 01420 82881, email us at email@example.com or make an online enquiry here.