Deputyship Solicitors

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Court Of Protection Solicitors

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Mental incapacity can leave people in a vulnerable position, so it is essential to ensure that their wellbeing and finances are safeguarded. Fortunately, the Court of Protection has measures in place for just this purpose, allowing to appoint a family member, friend, or even an expert professional as a deputy.

This legal representative has the power to make appropriate decisions regarding finances or welfare to ensure that the rights, well-being and assets of someone who cannot make decisions for themselves are safeguarded– all with their best interests at heart!

How Can Freeman Harris Help With Deputyship?

At Freeman Harris Solicitor, we understand that navigating the complexities of the Court of Protection can be a challenging and emotional experience.

Our team has extensive experience representing clients in a wide range of Court of Protection proceedings and we are committed to providing you with the guidance, support, and representation you need. Whether you are seeking to appoint a deputy, challenging a decision made by the court, or simply need advice about your rights and responsibilities, we are here to help.

Do you have a loved one who is already mentally incapacitated? If so, we can help make the process of applying for deputyship easier. Being a deputy requires extra duties and responsibilities – but do not worry! We will kindly guide you through it step-by-step to ensure everything goes smoothly.

However, if you wish to appoint someone to act on your behalf should you become incapacitated in the future, please see Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Please contact us using our form below, call us on 0207 790 7311 or email to discuss our court of protection services.

Private Client Team

Francesca Nelson

Francesca is our established Solicitor who deals with all private client mattes. She has a deep understanding of all legal aspects of wills, probate and trusts.

Catherine carries out a broad range of private client work which include the all family law related work. Her expertise is in resolving family law matters.

Phuong Troung

Rohana works on all all legal aspects of private client matters and can assist you in our Dunstable branch.

Isabel assists the private client department with all the initial information gathering and research work, which helps drive the department to get fair results for clients.

What our clients say?

Common Deputyship Questions

Who can be appointed as a deputy?

Provided you are over 18 and a spouse, partner, child, close relative or close friend – you can apply to the Court of Protection to be your loved one’s deputy.

Multiple deputies can be appointed.

What would my role be as a deputy?

As a deputy, you have been entrusted by the Court of Protection with an important responsibility. Depending on your deputyship role, this could include taking care of personal welfare matters such as deciding where they should live and or financial concerns such as handling assets and paying bills.

How long does it take for deputyship to be completed?

It is impossible to predict how long it will take for the court of protection to appoint a deputy as there are many influential factors involved. Simple cases may be completed within 3-5 months while more complex applications could require up to 8 months.

However, if you are dealing with an emergency application and medical treatment is urgently required, special circumstances might allow you to fast track your request.

What specific services do we offer?

We understand the unique circumstances and stress associated with having to take on a Court of Protection appointment. To that end, our specialist solicitors are here to provide assistance with:

Lay deputy applications

If a loved one is unable to make decisions on their own behalf, appointing someone close can give peace-of-mind that their best interests will be taken care of.

Professional deputy

Our specialist solicitors understand the delicate and difficult work involved in managing a loved one’s financials and health care. That is why we offer professional deputy services, to ensure that any decisions made are always for their benefit. You can rest assured your family member will be taken care of with compassion, and dedication!

Personal injury

Our team is here to help you through the complex process of obtaining restitution for a loved one’s injury. We will ensure that your claim is managed properly, so that those affected receive what they rightfully deserve.

Statutory Will applications

We are ready to help you create a Statutory Will on behalf of someone who has lost capacity. This specific document will ensure that their wishes are carried out just like any conventional Will when they pass away.

Deprivation of Liberty

If you feel like a loved one is being subject to unfair restrictions and limitations on their freedom due to care or treatment needs, we have the expertise necessary to bring legal action and challenge them.

And more… Please contact us on 0207 790 7311 or email to discuss our court of protection services.

Deputyship FilingFrom £1000£200From £1200
Single WillsFrom £500£100From £600
Mirror WillsFrom £700£140From £840
ProbateFrom £2750£550From £3300
Lasting Power of AttorneyFrom £400£80From £480

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