The Court of Protection is a special court which makes decisions on behalf of individuals who lack mental capacity to make decisions for themselves. It deals with decisions or actions taken under the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
The Court of Protection helps people who do not have mental capacity to manage their own affairs. The Court has jurisdiction over financial affairs, property, health or welfare, and can appoint a deputy to make decisions on an ongoing basis.
We can offer you advice on making the following applications to the Court:
- Deputyship for property and financial affairs
- Deputyship for personal welfare
- One-off decision on behalf of someone who lacks mental capacity
- Urgent or emergency applications
- Statutory wills
- Authority to make gifts
- Removal of incapacitated trustees
- Authority for the sale or purchase of property
- Declarations regarding the best interests of a person who lacks capacity
A fee is normally due when you apply to the Court. However, in certain circumstances and depending on your financial situation, you may be excused from paying fees and receive a fee exemption.