Court of protection

The court of protection makes decisions on applications which involve people who lack mental capacity. Under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 the court has jurisdiction over the property, financial affairs and personal welfare of people who lack mental capacity to make decisions.

There are a number of reasons why you might need to apply to the court of protection for an order to be made. You may wish to be appointed as a loved one’s deputy in the absence of a valid enduring power of attorney or lasting power of attorney or you might want to object to the registration of a lasting power of attorney.

For anything further, one of our specialists would be delighted to meet you either in our office or in your own home to talk through your requirements and answer any questions. Please contact us at any time.