When someone loses the mental capacity to manage their affairs, the Court of Protection will usually appoint a close relative or friend to act as their deputy, with the authority to manage their finances and/or decisions about their health and welfare.
However, there are sometimes circumstances where it is more appropriate to appoint a solicitor to act as a professional Court of Protection deputy instead. This may include where nobody else is able to act as a deputy, where a family disagrees about who is the best choice to be a deputy or where there have been issues with the conduct of a previous attorney or deputy.
Our Court of Protection solicitors regularly act as professional deputies for vulnerable people, offering friendly, expert legal guidance to ensure those without the capacity to manage their own affairs get all the help and support they need.
With the benefit of our legal training and experience with the Court of Protection, we can help to make it smooth and straightforward to deal with even the most complex issues involving a vulnerable person’s health, welfare and finances.
For initial advice on choosing one of our Court of Protection solicitors to act as a professional Deputy, we offer a 30-minute consultation for a fixed fee of £95 + VAT or an hour at £150 plus VAT.
What are the benefits of appointing a professional Court of Protection deputy?
Choosing a solicitor to act as a professional Court of Protection deputy can offer a number of advantages, including:
- Taking the stress and hard work out of supporting your loved one, allowing you to focus on supporting them emotionally
- Providing the specialist expertise to deal with any complex matters that someone without legal training might find challenging
- Providing a neutral third-party where a vulnerable person’s loved ones cannot agree which of them should act as a deputy
- Offering a reliable alternative where there are questions over the suitability of other potential deputies or the conduct of a previous deputy
- Providing the reassurance of a solicitor’s professional indemnity insurance against any potential errors made in the handling of the vulnerable person’s affairs
Why choose Tayntons to act as professional Court of Protection deputies?
Tayntons’ Court of Protection lawyers have acted as professional deputies for a wide range of vulnerable people in Gloucester and throughout Gloucestershire, including Cheltenham and the Forest of Dean, as well as covering the rest of England and Wales.
We can offer a reliable, compassionate service, ensuring your loved one gets the practical support they need to manage their affairs. We can make sure family members and other loved ones are kept informed as appropriate, so you can be confident your loved one’s interests are being protected at all times.
We can also offer the services of our Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accredited Residential Property team, who can help where they is a need to buy or sell property as part of managing a vulnerable person’s affairs.
Tayntons is Lexcel accredited by the Law Society for our excellent practice management and client care and we are independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
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Need someone to act as a professional Court of Protection deputy in Gloucester, Cheltenham, the Forest of Dean or anywhere in Gloucestershire or anywhere in the UK?