Hughes Solicitors
19 High Street
Heathfield
TN21 8LU

8:45am to 5pm
Monday to Friday
(evenings and weekend
by prior appointment)

Hughes Solicitors
19 High Street
Heathfield
TN21 8LU

8:45am to 5pm
Monday to Friday
(evenings and weekend
by prior appointment)

Court of Protection

When a family member or a loved one is no longer able to make important decisions for themselves about their finances, we can help.

If there is no lasting power of attorney in place, then family members do not automatically have the legal authority to manage a relative’s affairs. An application would have to be made to the Court of Protection to decide who should manage their affairs.

We specialise in matters relating to the Court of Protection and can help an appropriate person be appointed as deputy. We can also act as a professional deputy for an individual who no longer has the mental capacity to manage his or her own affairs.

As in other areas of our work our genuine care for clients is a fundamental prerequisite for this type of work.

The services we offer in this area include:

  • obtaining orders from the court, for example to authorise gifts for inheritance tax planning;
  • making a statutory will for a client who does not have mental capacity;
  • dealing with client’s property; and
  • ongoing management of financial affairs and filing accounts and tax returns.

 

Visits to a home or nursing home

For elderly or disabled clients, we can arrange to visit you at home or in a care home.

 

For information on legal costs

Please call our private client team to obtain a bespoke quotation.

 

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Contacts

For advice about making an application to the Court of Protection, please contact:

on 01435 890104.