Court of Protection and Deputyship
In the event of loss of mental capacity and there is no Power of Attorney in place, the Court of Protection can appoint a person, a ‘Deputy’ to look after that person’s affairs.
The Court of Protection is there to protect vulnerable people and has the power to:
Decide on an individual’s capacity to make decisions for themselves
Make decisions on financial or health and welfare matters for that person including resolving disputes between individuals involved in that person’s care
Appoint deputies to take decisions on that person’s behalf, and ensure the deputy acts appropriately and if they do not the Court of Protection can remove them
Decide on the validity of a lasting power of attorney or enduring power of attorney
Tyndallwoods Team advises in relation to:
- Deputyship appointment through the Court of Protection
- Professional deputy services
- Welfare deputyship
- Court of Protection health and welfare disputes
- Lasting Power of Attorney
- Registering an Enduring Power of Attorney
- Statutory wills and trusts
Tyndallwoods' Team offers related services in Employment, Property Litigation, Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Powers of Attorney, Care of the Elderly and Infirm, Probate and Estate Administration, Trusts and Trust Management, Will Disputes, Wills.