The Court of Protection makes decisions for vulnerable people who lack the mental capacity to make them for themselves.

Lack of capacity can arise for a number of reasons, for example because of dementia or a brain injury or because a person lacks capacity from birth.

A deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection to manage a person’s affairs and whilst this is usually a family member we can step in and act as a professional deputy if required.

Our team can assist in making an application to the court for a deputyship order and can offer guidance and support regarding all concerns for the wellbeing of a vulnerable person, including making the appropriate application to the court, and urgent and interim applications.

Contact our Court of Protection Team for a no obligation appointment if you are worried about someone’s capacity to manage their own affairs.