Care & Capacity Team
Managing the affairs of someone who does not have the mental capacity to do so can be time consuming. Dealing with the complex systems of the Court of Protection or the Office of the Public Guardian can be confusing and, at times, overwhelming.
Our Care & Capacity team is one of the few dedicated teams in the country which regularly acts for people who are under the jurisdiction of the Court of Protection. Our partners are experienced in acting as independent Deputies for incapacitated people. Our specialist team of solicitors advises individuals, their families and carers, trustees, beneficiaries and other professionals on a broad range of issues related to capacity including the law and procedure of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and on-going financial management and planning in conjunction with other professionals.
We have a wealth of experience and expertise in acting for vulnerable individuals in Court of Protection matters and recognise the importance of acting promptly and with sensitivity.
Our experience includes:
- advising on and making applications to appoint (or replace) a Deputy (Property and Financial Affairs or Health and Welfare),
- statutory will applications,
- applications to the court to enable the efficient management of the client's affairs, for example to buy/sell property on behalf of an individual or to make gifts out of the estate of an individual who has lost mental capacity;
- deputyship administration,
- and contentious applications, for example in respect of contested statutory wills or objections to the appointment of an attorney under an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney.
For more information on Care & Capacity issues please call us on 0345 111 5050 to speak to one of our expert lawyers.