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The Court of Protection exists to ensure that people who do not have the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves are kept safe, and decisions are made in their best interests.

At Setfords, our expert solicitors can assist you with all Court of Protection matters to ensure that your vulnerable loved one is protected and you can have peace of mind.

What is the Court of Protection?

Court of Protection Orders can be granted for a vulnerable person if there is no Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney in place. The Court of Protection will make important decisions in the vulnerable person’s best interests. These decisions can include those surrounding their welfare, finances, health, property, and more.

The court can appoint a ‘Deputy,’ an approved person who will make decisions on behalf of the vulnerable individual. We can help you if you are worried about or responsible for someone else, or if you are concerned about your own ability to manage your affairs.

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What can our solicitors help you with?

We understand that helping to ensure a loved one is kept safe and protected can be stressful and worrying. Regarding the Court of Protection, our expert solicitors can help you with the following:

A lay deputy is typically a friend or family member of a vulnerable person who the court appoints as a trusted person to make decisions in their best interests. Applying to be a deputy can be a long-winded and confusing process, but our solicitors can help you at every step of the way or even make the application on your behalf.

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One of our lawyers can work as a professional deputy if nobody is available or able to be a lay deputy. We can make complex decisions in our client’s best interests to ensure that they are protected.

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A statutory will is one made on behalf of someone who does not have a will and lacks the capacity to create one. These wills are approved by the court and treated in the same way as a regular will once the person passes away.

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If a loved one suffers an injury that affects their mental capacity, we can help you claim and manage compensation on their behalf through the Court of Protection. The compensation is typically held in a trust managed by two trustees who can make decisions on behalf of the injured person.

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If you believe a vulnerable loved one has had Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards placed upon them unfairly, we can support you in challenging them with the court. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are legal restrictions of freedom placed upon individuals by hospitals and care homes in order to provide them with care.

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If you have reason to believe that an appointed deputy is not suitable for the role, our solicitors can assist you in applying to the Court of Protection to remove them.

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If an urgent decision must be made on behalf of a vulnerable person, we can support you in making an emergency application to the court.

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Our experienced solicitors can also help you with other support regarding the Court of Protection and being a deputy. This includes help with administration; advice on financial planning, tax, investments, and gifting on behalf of the vulnerable person; and managing disputes about a vulnerable person’s best interests.

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Alison Lamont

Consultant Court of Protection Solicitor

Why choose Setfords for Court of Protection Orders?

Our lawyers are experts in all aspects of the Court of Protection, giving you the peace of mind that your loved one's best interests will be protected at all times.

With a unique structure, our lawyers have the opportunity to work fully remotely, so they can be more flexible in their approach to supporting you.

Unlike most firms, we operate in a way that gives our lawyers all of the support they need to deliver a truly personal service at a price that may be more affordable than you expect.