Court of Protection Solicitors Dursley

Redkite Solicitors in Dursley is a network of legal  professionals with many years of experience. We help people handle issues they can’t do on their own, like education, finance & properties, welfare. We work on behalf of someone who lacks intellectual ability, as a Deputy. In addition, we also support the family and friends in gaining the right to handle the same on behalf of their relatives.

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How does it work?

It begins when one is mentally incapable of carrying out their duties and responsibilities,referred to as ‘mental capacity’. A parent or a loved one has to go to Court to deal with such matters. The Court of Protection, therefore, appoints a Deputy to take over the individual concerned’s affairs. The named Deputy is responsible for assuming the duties of those affected with regard to the management of their health, finances, health, and property.

Choosing someone to look after a loved one is a big decision. Ideally, the person should make decisions about an individual’s most important aspects of life, including finances and well-being. Gaining legal advice from a trusted source and an experienced solicitor is therefore necessary. Our company is both respectable and acquitted with the experience and expertise required to help you through this legal affair. We listen to you and devote all of our time to ensure that you are happy and that all of your questions are answered.

For further help and advice call 01453 547221 or complete our online enquiry form.

What our clients say

I was very pleased with the courtesy of the ladies who attended to my requests and particularly so at the time when I had my accident – they were extremely helpful.

Paul James' support has been invaluable in effectively progressing key contractual requirements. His knowledge and expertise in contract and procurement matters is exceptional. Would not hesitate to engage Paul's services again in future should the requirement and opportunity arise.” (dated March 2017).

The reason I used Redkite is that most solicitors don’t have the area of expertise that I required.

Redkite have provided assistance through several particularly difficult issues. Their advice has been professional, thorough and specifically tailoured to the needs of our business. The staff are approachable, knowledgeable and realistic in the advice they provide.

Redkite were recommended to me and I would do the same, fantastic service.

I have to say that everyone I have come into contact with from the receptionists to the solicitors have always been excellent. The advice I have been given formally and informally has always been clear and concise which is always a weight off your mind when you are dealing with the affairs of your loved ones.

Why choose Redkite Solicitors?

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

  • You have a friend or relative who has mental incapability following an injury. This happens when the person has a brain injury and may not be able to regain his or her judgement. This also extends for a brief time in which the patient may have suffered from a stroke and may be recovering. In this case, it is the responsibility of the Court of Protection to help you take care of the health and welfare of the individual for the time before they fully 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.
  • There is a child without the capability to care for themselves after you’ve left or died.

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, exemplary 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
  • Medical injury entitlements when an incident causes a patient to lose their judgmental ability.
  • We take our obligation as a Deputy seriously. We know our goal is to protect our clients’ interests, and therefore, we act correspondingly to achieve that goal.

Court of Protection FAQs

What is mental capacity?


An individual is considered mentally capable if, after evaluating a situation, they can retain information and make a decision on their own. Notably, you can not be able to take difficult decisions such as where to put investment. But if one's mentally ok, they should be able to make decisions such as clothes or food choices.

What is a Deputy?


A Deputy is someone dedicated to handling a vulnerable patient's duties. Ideally a deputy maintains power of all patient-related matters. That may include safety, finance and well-being. Often, it only takes the Deputy to represent the vulnerable person where large amounts of money are concerned.

What is the Court of Protection?


Court of Protection is based in London, and its primary responsibility is to decide health and financial matters on behalf of mentally incapable persons.

What is the Office of the Public Guardian?


The Office of the Public Guardian is responsible for defending people who are incapable of making decisions on their own. The office basically looks at the person, finances and health problems in question.

How do I apply to the Court of Protection?


When you want to represent a person who is mentally unable to make decisions on his / her own, you need to apply to the Court of protection. You must typically fill out several forms showing proof that the person in question is unable to make decisions. Nonetheless, you need to assess and agree on issues that you should take on on the patient's behalf.


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