Court of Protection

Redkite Solicitors in Brecon are a dedicated group of specialists. We have years of experience in  helping people manage things they are not able to do so on their own, these include health issues, finances, property and general welfare. We can act as a Deputy on behalf of someone who lacks mental capacity to do so for themselves. Furthermore, we promote the family as well as friends, to obtain the rights to manage the same on behalf of their relatives.

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How does it work?

It begins when someone becomes mentally incapable of running their duties and responsibilities. A relative or a loved one must move to Court to address these issues. Consequently, the Court of Protection will appoint a Deputy to take over the matters of the person in question. The responsibility of the appointed Deputy is to assume the duties of the affected;  managing their welfare, finances, health and property.

Choosing someone to take care of a loved one is a very important decision. That person will be making decisions regarding the most important aspects of another persons life, such as  finances and well being. It is essential to acquire legal advice from a reliable source and expert solicitor. Our company is both reputable and acquitted with the necessary skills and knowledge to guide you through this legal affair. We listen to you and dedicate our entire time to ensure that you’re comfortable and all of your issues are addressed and dealt with competently.

For dedicated legal support and expert advice on any court of protection issues, get in touch with a member of our team today.  Call 01874 625 151 or complete our online enquiry form.

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Why is Redkite Solicitors Brecon an ideal option to work with when applying to the Court of protection?

We have decades of experience in getting Court of protection orders as well as taking the role of the Deputy for vulnerable people involved. You can reach to us for help if:

  • You have a friend or relative who has mental incapability following an injury. This applies where the person has a brain injury in an accident and might never recover their judgment capability. Also, this applies for a short-term period where the patient might have suffered from a stroke and may improve. In that case, the Court of protection has the obligation of helping you to care for the person’s well being and finances for the period before they recover.
  • A relative is elderly, has Alzheimer’s/dementia and cannot care for themselves, yet they didn’t delegate power of attorney before losing mental capability.
  • A child who lacks the capability to care for themselves after you have gone.

How can we help you?

We are a Court of Protection solicitors that offer comprehensive services before and after the court order. We are backed by vast experience in dealing with the following tasks:

  • Deputy assistance and counsel
  • Deputyship disputes
  • Comprehensive powers of attorney
  • Long-term powers of attorney
  • Wills and codicils
  • Tax and trusts
  • Personal injury entitlements- if a patient loses their judgment capability through an accident, our team of Court of protection solicitors will help to sort things out; housing, home care fees, rehabilitation, caregivers and more. In fact, we have previously helped a client in selecting a carpet, clothes and book a holiday!
  • We take our obligation as a Deputy seriously. We know our goal is to protect our clients’ interest, therefore we act correspondingly to achieve that goal.

    We are located in Cardiff, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire in accessible high streets. We are readily available at whichever time you require our assistance because sometimes, it can’t wait.

Court of Protection FAQ

What is mental capacity?

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'Mental capacity' means having the ability to make your own decisions. Someone lacking capacity, because of an illness or disability such as a mental health problem, dementia or a learning disability, cannot do one or more of four things. The Court of Protection will their judgement on this.

What is a Deputy?

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A deputy is someone who is dedicated to assume the responsibilities of a vulnerable patient. Ideally, a deputy gains control over everything regarding the patient. This may include health, finances, and well being. Sometimes, it only requires the Deputy to represent the vulnerable person in issues regarding for example, large amount of money.

What is the Court of Protection?

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Court of Protection is based in London, and its primary obligation is to decide on matters relating to welfare and financial issues on behalf of mentally incapable people. The Court is responsible for the following:

  • Evaluating whether a person is mentally incompetent to make personal decisions
  • Appointing Deputies to represent the mentally incapable person
  • Delegating responsibility to someone to make a one-time decision on behalf of the mentally challenged person
  • Swiftly handling emergency applications when a decision must be made fast on behalf of the mentally incapable person
  • Making decisions regarding lasting power of attorney and evaluating objections presented to them
  • Evaluating applications on statutory wills and gifts
  • Deciding when a patient is to be deprived of their right based on Mental Capacity Act
  • What is the Office of the Public Guardian?

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    The responsibility of the Office of Public Guardian is to protect citizens of England and Wales who are incapable of making decisions by themselves. The office basically looks at the person in question, their finances and health matters.

    How do I apply to the Court of Protection?

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    If you want to represent a person who is mentally incapable of making decisions on their own, you need to apply to the Court of protection. Typically, you will fill in some forms indicating proof that the person in question is incapable of making decisions. Nonetheless, you need to evaluate and decide on matters that you’ll be taking over on behalf of the patient.
    It's essential to acquire advice regarding the issue mainly if you've never done it before. The forms you're supposed to fill are complicated for any layperson to complete. It is only after completing them correctly that you’ll be granted Deputyship. We are a team of dedicated Court of Protection solicitors in Brecon who provide you with the correct legal information about your situation. We thoroughly assist you in the process to ensure that it’s carried out to completion.
    For specialised assistance in for you and your loved one contact our Court of Protection solicitors in Brecon any time you need. We will gladly help you gain control over your loved one’s decision-making responsibility.

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