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Court of Protection applications

The Court of Protection helps people who don’t have the mental capacity to manage their own affairs. The Court can make decisions for people about their money, property, health or welfare, and can appoint someone else to make these decisions on an ongoing basis: this person is known as a deputy.

We provide uncomplicated advice and straightforward knowledge of the requirements, duties, and responsibilities of being a deputy for someone in line with a Court of Protection; from how to apply to what decisions you can make. If a person doesn’t have the mental capacity to make their own will, the Court can be asked to make one for them. This is called a statutory will. Making a statutory will can be complicated, and our experienced team can support you throughout the process.

We also advise on applications to the Court for authority to make gifts (including for inheritance tax purposes), to remove and replace trustees, to authorise property sales, and to make declarations regarding the best interests of people who lack capacity.

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At Lodders, we understand that the procedure involved in appointing a deputy is complicated. We will make this as straightforward as possible.  Speak to one of our expert team for advice regarding court of protection applications today.

Sharon Crosby, Lodders Solicitors, Private Client,
Senior Associate

Sharon Crosby


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Sharon Crosby, Lodders Solicitors, Private Client,

Sharon Crosby

Senior Associate

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Michael Brook, Lodders Solicitors, Private Client, Stratford upon Avon

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Gemma Bryan, Lodders Solicitors, Private Client, Stratford upon Avon

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Questions answered

Not sure that this is the service for you? Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions for more information.

The 'Court of Protection' is a specialist court that makes decisions on individuals seeking permission on handling/representing someones medical welfare, finances, property, etc (also known as a deputy).

A 'Court of Protection Application' is how an individual would apply to become someones deputy.

This service is usually required when Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) or Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) have not been prepared and an individual needs someone (a deputy) to represent or make decisions on their behalf. A deputy can then take action on setting-up and LPA if required.

Lodders is a well-established law firm that has both regional and national coverage, with a huge team of experts and highly skilled staff.

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