The Court of Protection was set up to ensure protection for vulnerable adults.
The Court of Protection can make decisions as to a vulnerable person’s property and financial matters and have power to order the making of a statutory Will. If asked, the Court of Protection can also make health and welfare decisions on behalf of the person . The Court can decide whether to place someone on life support and can also make decisions about deprivation of a vulnerable person’s liberty.
Whilst the Court of Protection can make decisions itself for health and welfare decisions it normally prefers to appoint a deputy to make decisions about property and financial matters. A deputy can be a relative, a professional or a solicitor.
We have experience in applying to the Court of Protection requesting orders be made on behalf of the vulnerable person. We also have experience in acting as deputies ourselves. We understand that this is an incredibly emotive and sensitive area of law and deserves to be handled delicately and with the utmost respect.