Court of Protection & Deputyships
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What is involved?
Unfortunately, there can come a time in a person’s life when they are unable to make decisions about their property and finances, or their health and welfare. If an Enduring Power of Attorney or a Lasting Power of Attorney is not in place, our expert team of Court of Protection lawyers can help you.
Our sympathetic lawyers help people who lack capacity as the result of a catastrophic accident, old age, and mental illness or learning difficulties. We accept referrals from families, solicitors, case managers, local authorities, charities and investment managers. Freeths can advise and deal with applications under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
These include applications for one-off decisions by the Court concerning a client’s financial affairs or welfare issues, applications for the appointment of a Deputy, or applications for the approval of tax planning, gifts, trusts and Statutory Wills. Our extensive experience in the care, social services and benefits systems means that we can provide guidance and support to ensure that all available state funding is applied for.
Call our Court of Protection team now to see how we can help you.
Why choose Freeths?
- We have many years’ of experience acting as professional deputies
- Lay deputies can ask for as much or as little support from us to meet their responsibilities
- Our professional, empathetic lawyers are able to visit you at home if this is appropriate for you
- We are appointed to the Office of the Public Guardian’s Panel of court-approved deputies
- Strong financial and record keeping structures in place tailored for deputy financial management
We support litigation solicitors by providing expert witness statements, which will identify the full range of responsibilities of a professional Deputy and which put monetary value on tasks, for the purposes of a claim involving lack of capacity.
Our team are also experts in the reporting and taxation duties of deputies.
The Court of Protection team at Freeths is actively involved with The Silverlining; a national charity which provides support for those affected by brain injury, including friends and family.
We have a wealth of Court of Protection information available, including guides to choosing a care home, community care and end of life decisions. Please get in touch using our form if you would like a copy.
Chambers & Partners, 2020 listed Freeths as a Recognised Practitioner
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Freeths are a leading national law firm with 13 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?
Contact: 03301 001 014