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Court of Protection

The Court of Protection makes decisions on welfare or financial issues for people who are unable or find it difficult to make decisions because they “lack mental capacity”.

The Court’s responsibility includes ascertaining whether a person has the mental capacity to make a decision for themselves. If the person cannot, the Court will appoint a deputy to manage their financial affairs.

Protecting the vulnerable

Applications are made to the Court by relatives or friends where there is no valid Power of Attorney.

The Glanvilles Damant Wills, Trusts & Probate legal services team has considerable experience in protecting the more vulnerable members of our society.

We can advise you on whether such an application is necessary. We can also prepare the application for you and advise the appointed deputy on his or her responsibilities.

 

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