Court of Protection Solicitors, Malton, York & Wetherby
If someone has lost capacity, but they do not have a Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”) in place, we can help. We understand how stressful this time may be for you and your family, and you may be worried that no one can make important decisions on their behalf. Our solicitors will guide you through the process of making an application to the Court of Protection to become a “deputy”. The process can be complicated, but we can help you to obtain the best outcome for the people involved.
Who can apply to the Court of Protection to be a deputy?
You can make an application to the Court of Protection to be appointed as a deputy if you are a family member or friend of the person who has lost capacity. A professional may also do this.
Do I need a solicitor to make an application to the Court of Protection?
The application is lengthy and detailed. The procedure requires a capacity assessment and details about the person's finances and a capacity assessment. Given the important and serious nature of the application, we would advise using the services of an experienced solicitor.
What happens after I am appointed a deputy?
If your application is successful, you will be subject to ongoing supervision. You will also be required to submit reports as to how you have managed the person’s financial affairs.
Contact our Court of Protection Lawyers in Yorkshire
Our lawyers can guide you through every step and advise you of your responsibilities and obligations as a deputy. Having advised clients across Yorkshire for over 200 years, Pearsons & Ward are the best choice for advice on all such matters.