Has your family member or friend lost mental capacity without having a Lasting Power of Attorney?
There are many reasons why a person in your life may no longer be able to manage their own financial affairs or make informed decisions about their personal welfare, known as loss of mental capacity. Illnesses can be a common factor, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons and other forms of dementia.
In order to take control of your loved one or family member’s affairs you need to apply to become a Deputy. A Deputy is responsible for the vulnerable person’s decisions about issues like property and finance, and occasionally healthcare. Deputyship is usually given to a close family member or friend or to a professional and must be applied for through the Court of Protection.
Our trusted partners Premier Solicitors have helped hundreds of families and can guide you through this complex process. They have a specialist team that are dedicated to handling Court of Protection work. The team includes one of only 59 panel deputies in the country approved by the Court of Protection.
They charge fees in line with the Court of Protection solicitors’ fixed costs, and are upfront about the cost of service, not undertaking any work without your consent.