Court of Protection
With offices across Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, including Lincoln, Grimsby and Hull, our professional and caring solicitors can help.
Court of Protection & Deputyship Solicitors
The Court of Protection is the judicial body responsible for assisting people who no longer have the mental capacity to make decisions about managing their affairs. Those decisions typically relate to:
- The health and welfare of the individual;
- The finances and property arrangements for the individual.
At Bridge McFarland LLP, we can help with all mental capacity assessment matters and Court of Protection Applications or challenges.
Court of Protection Solicitors Lincolnshire
Our court of protection solicitors are based in Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Market Rasen and Hull, and can help clients across Lincolnshire and the UK with all Court of Protection, Mental Capacity Act and Deputyship matters, including:
- Assist with the Mental Capacity assessment process;
- Applications to the Court of Protection;
- We can act as professional deputies, where required, including in complex cases;
- Provide support to lay people (usually family members) in all aspects of the process of becoming a deputy;
- Provide advice and support to Deputies with their responsibilities;
- Disputes over decisions being made for a person who lacks mental capacity.
Becoming a Deputy
Ideally, a loved one will have already set up Lasting Power of Attorney to appoint someone to manage their affairs if anything happens to them. However, if this is not the case, you will need to apply to the Court of Protection to become a deputy, giving you the legal authority to make decisions on their behalf. A family member or close friend can be a Deputy. Alternatively, a professional person, such as a solicitor can be appointed by the Court.
The Court of Protection process is complex. Getting help and advice from a court of protection solicitor with specialist knowledge of the mental capacity act and this area of law is important.
Our specialist court of protection team can guide you through the process of applying to be a Deputy or can make the application on your behalf.
Get in touch with our Wills and Trusts team today
Do you need legal advice about Wills or Life Interest Trusts? Contact any of our offices today or call 0800 987 8800.
Other Legal Services
We can also provide specialist legal advice on other areas of law that may be relevant when dealing with Court of Protection, such as Wills, Statutory Wills, Contested Wills and Probate, Buying and Selling Property, Dispute Resolution, Personal Injury.
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