The Court of Protection is there to look after the legal welfare of those who can no longer look after themselves.
When a person becomes mentally incapable and they have not appointed someone to look after their affairs by means of a Lasting (or an Enduring) Power of Attorney, then an application must be made to the Court for someone to be appointed as that person’s deputy.
A deputy is someone appointed by the Court, frequently a family member, to look after the affairs of a person who is no longer able to do this for themselves, due to mental incapacity.
This is why Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Wills, Trusts & Probate team is here.
We pledge to provide every client with outstanding personal service and communication, unrivalled industry knowledge and a proven track record of advising our clients on Court of Protection work, including applications to the Court for Statutory Wills, lifetime gift orders and special needs trusts.
Moreover, if someone else has taken over the management of your loved ones affairs and is acting inappropriately, you can rely upon our Wills, Trusts & Probate team to advise on the options available to rescue any situation.
Allowing us to offer some practical solutions now may well help you avoid potentially expensive and distressing problems later.
Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Elderly Client Services specialists are available in all our offices and can arrange to visit you if preferred.
Ranked in Band 3 in Legal 500 2020 “Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors acts as professional deputy in cases involving multi-million-pound damages awards for claimants of medical negligence. It also assists on applications to the Court of Protection in relation to the appointment of lay deputies and advises on lifetime gifts, the creation of settlements and the removal and appointment of trustees. In addition, the team acts as professional deputy in cases involving vulnerable elderly people who are suffering from dementia. It is increasingly attracting referrals from injury lawyers that do not have a dedicated Court of Protection team.”
In the Legal 500 2018 Directory we were also noted as “an excellent firm that handles an impressive amount of work” in Court of Protection, with Partner Lesley-Ann Mayhew complimented on her ability to deal with “complex and intricate issues […] with great authority and aptitude.” The team was nationally recognised in the rankings this year due to its “proven track record” for advising clients on a wide range of matters relating to this challenging area of law.