Court of Protection
We are frequently called upon to provide advice and the actual day-to-day management of the affairs of persons who have lost capacity to manage their affairs where it is too late to use an LPA.
We have vast experience in such cases, and which is partly based on the membership by two of our partners over many years of the Court of Protection specialist Receiver's Panel.
Our caseload involves the wide range of applications that can be made to the Court of Protection (a specialist Court based in London), handling their accounting and other annual requirements, at all times mindful of the "best interests" approach that is at the heart of the legal framework brought into being under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and which must always be taken into account when assisting in matters of finance and welfare.
We also have great experience in applying for “Statutory Wills” for persons who lack capacity to make their own Will in the conventional sense and whose estates might otherwise pass entirely to the wrong person, or even in some cases taken by the State.
We not only deal with cases involving older clients but also families where brain injuries and other trauma have resulted in a relative suffering a loss of capacity. As we provide a comprehensive service in this area, we are able to take on the responsibility of acting as a Deputy in appropriate cases, arranging the take-up of statutory benefits, paying Care Home fees, direct employment of care workers and all other tasks that are necessary to ensure the secure and smooth running of a vulnerable or incapacitated adult.