If you lose mental capacity without a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney in place, it will be necessary for somebody, usually one or more relative or friend, to make an application to the Court of Protection to be appointed your ‘Deputy’.
The Court of Protection is a branch of the Courts and Tribunals Service which specifically deals with matters relating to those who do not have the mental capacity to manage their own affairs.
A deputy’s role is to manage the finances of the mentally incapable person. The application process can be complicated and time consuming, especially when already coping with a family member in need of care.
Our Court of Protection team are able to guide you through the difficult application process and look after the paperwork for you. We will also be able to ensure you fully understand your duties as a deputy and, if required, assist you when acting.
“Imogen Moran has looked after my family’s affairs for some time. She is a very good person; a good lawyer, a good listener, most understanding and makes me feel very much at ease.” MDL, November 2018