The Redkite Solicitors Court of Protection Service
Seeking advice at the earliest possible time is vital. The Court of Protection application forms need to be completed correctly in order to gain Deputyship in time. Redkite’s Court of Protection Solicitors offer a full service to our clients. From the pre-application meeting to post-order; our solicitors will be there to help you.
Examples of When to Apply to the Court of Protection
Brain injuries can lead to loss of mental capacity. Sometimes, this can be temporary, such as in the case of stroke, with a good chance of recovery. Unfortunately, events like accidents with a traumatic head injury can permanently impact one’s capacity. In both circumstances, an application to the Court of Protection gives the Deputy permission to effectively manage the individuals decisions. This includes taking care of financial and health issues until mental capacity is recovered.
Advances in healthcare and improved quality of life have made life expectancy longer for many people. Whilst this is welcome, it leads to an ageing population, which unfortunately means that associated brain diseases are also increasing, such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Although people can retain mental capacity and live with these conditions, their ability to make sound decisions and judgments can diminish over time. If a person fails to put a Lasting Power of Attorney in place, before mental capacity is lost, an application to the Court of Protection for Deputyship will need to be submitted by the relatives.
Older parents with children or adult offspring who lack mental capacity because of a learning disability or brain injury, may also need to submit an application to the Court of Protection. This puts the parents at ease and ensures that the best interests of the children are put first when the parents can no longer do so.
The Role of a Solicitor
Making an application to the Court of Protection can be daunting, which is why it is important to have a solicitor that will support their clients in making the correct application. Clients can appoint themselves as the Deputy and can also appoint a professional, such as their solicitor.
Before any Court of Protection application takes place, clients will gain professional advice from a Court of Protection solicitor. Our specialists have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process of making the application. A good solicitor will give the time and effort needed to fully understand the client’s situation, their concerns and worries and will advise accordingly. An initial consultation will support the client in giving full consideration to which powers are being applied for and the decisions which need to be made for the individual who lacks the mental capacity to do so themselves.
Redkite Solicitors can advise and act for clients on the following matters:
- Deputy assistance and advice
- Deputyship disputes
- General and Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Wills and Codicils
- Tax and Trusts
- Personal Injury Claims (where a person has lost mental capacity through an accident.)
When a Redkite Court of Protection Solicitor is appointed as a Deputy, then the client’s best interests are always the priority whenever making a decision.
Get in contact with Redkite Court of Protection Solicitors today to ensure that the interests of you loved one are protected.
Call us on 029 2049 1271 for expert advice and guidance. Alternatively complete our online enquiry form.