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Court of Protection Solicitors

The Court of Protection appoints Deputies to manage the finances of those unable to do so themselves. The caring and dedicated team at Potter Rees Dolan offers a variety of services in this area to ensure all your needs are catered for and that you receive the best service possible.

Speak to a member of the team today by calling us on 0800 027 2557 or allow us to contact you by leaving your details via the online enquiry form on this page.

Court of Protection explained

It is not something most of us want to think about, but if you suffered a serious brain injury or had an illness which impacted your capacity to manage your own finances, how would you or your family cope?

If you do not have a valid Power of Attorney in place, is likely that a Deputy would be appointed by the Court of Protection to manage your finances on your behalf by making best interest decisions subject to the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Your Deputy will take on responsibility for managing your everyday financial decisions including:

  • Paying your bills
  • Claiming welfare benefits
  • Investing money
  • Budgeting for your future
  • Buying and selling property
  • Dealing with your tax affairs

How we can help

At Potter Rees Dolan, we have a dedicated team who are experienced in dealing with a variety of clients in need of the services of a Deputy.

Our clients include:

  • Children with cerebral palsy
  • Adults with severe acquired brain injuries
  • Adults with learning difficulties
  • Elderly clients with dementia

We tailor our service to the specific needs of each client. We work closely with that client and listen to his or her family or carers to ensure everybody is involved in the best interest decision process.

Our experts offer a wide range of Court of Protection services so that you have all the advice and support required. Our services include:

  • Acting as a professional Deputy
  • Applications to the Court
  • Providing support and advice to lay Deputies
  • Dealing with statutory will applications
  • Representing parties in contested Court of Protection applications including statutory will applications
  • Completing OPG reports for lay deputies
  • Advising on how to sell a property where a joint owner has lost capacity
  • In conjunction with the Potter Rees Dolan welfare benefits adviser, we help clients to apply for relevant welfare benefits, local authority funding and NHS continuing care

Services for other solicitors

Our Court of Protection service is also available to clients of other firms of solicitors conducting personal injury or clinical negligence claims.

We also accept instructions to act as an expert witness and provide reports dealing with Court of Protection costs to assist in valuing cases. To do this, we draw on our extensive expertise and data that we have gathered over many years.

Contact us

For advice regarding Court of Protection cases, please telephone us on 0800 027 2557 or complete the online enquiry form on this page, enabling us to get in touch with you.

To read what our clients have to say about our Court of Protection services, click here.

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