If a person loses mental capacity and has not put a Lasting Powers of Attorney in place, then the Court of Protection must appoint a Deputy for them. Similarly the Court may appoint a Deputy if someone is injured to such an extent that they are not longer able to manage their personal affairs. TheDeputy will be given authority to manage the property and financial affairs of the person lacking capacity. They are supervised by the Court and must submit an annual account. Applying for a Deputyship can be a complicated and lengthy process.
We are experienced in these applications and we also act as Court appointed Deputies if needed. We can help you apply for the Deputyship or we can be the Deputy appointed by the Court.
If you need any advice or guidance in applying to be a Deputy, or would like us to act, please get in touch.