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.
Information we need when making your will
Here is a link to a helpful checklist of key information to gather for your solicitor before instructing them to draw up a will.
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.