Court of Protection

Role of the Deputy

Where appropriate Enduring or Lasting Powers of Attorney are not already in place, the Court of Protection becomes responsible for managing the affairs of those who lack capacity. The Court appoints a Deputy to manage affairs on its behalf. The scope and nature of the Deputy’s responsibilities are very tightly defined.

Specialist advice and practical guidance

We can assist in the following ways:

  • Assist with applications for the appointment, replacement or retirement of a deputy
  • Provide a Professional Deputy Service where this is appropriate
  • Prepare Statutory Wills
  • Advise, where appropriate, on and create Personal Injury Trusts
  • Assist with completion of Deputy’s annual accounts
  • Advise on contested applications for Deputyships
  • Applications for removal from Court of Protection upon recovery of capacity
  • Applications for permission from the Court to undertake specific actions where needed

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