If you or a loved one no longer have the mental capacity to manage your affairs our Court of Protection lawyers can help
The Court of Protection safeguards the finances and welfare of those who do not have the mental capacity to do so themselves.
Why someone might lack mental capacity
• Elderly people with declining mental health, dementia or Alzheimers
• Serious brain injury or illness
• Severe learning disabilities
How we can we help you
Our mental health solicitors are experts in this specialised area of law and can represent you or someone close to you in all matters relating to the Court of Protection.
• Apply to have a deputy appointed
• Act as a deputy or on behalf of a deputy
• Set up lasting powers of attorney
• Arrange deprivation of liberty safeguards
• Capacity assessments
When to contact us
• If you have any concerns about your ability to manage your own affairs
• If you have any concerns about the ability of the person who manages your affairs
• If you manage the affairs of someone else
• If there is a dispute or uncertainty about someone’s ability to make decisions for him/herself
• If there is a dispute over whether social care, residence or medical treatment is in a person’s best interests
We have offices dealing with Court of Protection matters in Reading, Braintree and Swindon and can also assist people living outside those areas.
Court of Protection fees and rates are fair & assessed by the court. Legal aid may be available for disputes about health & welfare.