The Redkite Solicitors Court of Protection Service
Seeking appropriate early advice and guidance from Redkite’s Court of Protection solicitors is extremely important. Application forms to the Court of Protection have to be completed correctly to obtain Deputyship in a timely manner. Our experienced solicitors will be on hand from the pre-application meeting to the post-order meeting.
Examples of When to Apply to the Court of Protection
Brain injuries may result in loss of mental capacity. Sometimes these injuries can be temporary as with a quick recovery in the case of a stroke. Unfortunately, events as with more serious head injuries can have a permanent effect on mental capacity. In both instances, an application to the Court of Protection allows the appointed Deputy to make the appropriate decisions on behalf of the individual. This ensures their financial and health issues are well looked after for the duration of the lack of mental capacity.
With healthcare advances and improved quality of life, many people’s life expectancy is getting longer. Although this is regarded as good, this does result in an ageing population and an increase in associated brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. Although individuals may maintain mental capacity to live with these conditions their ability to make rational decisions can diminish over time. If the individual has not put in place a Lasting Power of Attorney before the loss of mental capacity, relatives will have to apply to the Deputyship Court of Protection
Older parents with children or adult offspring that lack capacity due to learning disability or brain injury may also need to apply to the Court Of Protection. It provides peace of mind and ensures the best interests of the adult or child are put first when the parents are no longer around to do so.
The Role of a Solicitor
It can be overwhelming to make an application before the Court of Protection. A solicitor supports clients in making the correct application. Some clients may choose to be appointed Deputy; some may choose to have a professional Deputy such as their solicitor
Clients may benefit from a Court of Protection solicitor’s professional guidance when submitting a claim to the Court of Protection. The knowledge and experience of our specialists will be helpful in guiding clients through the application process. A skilled solicitor will also take the time to understand the specific context, needs and interests of each individual, and to advise them appropriately. An initial consultation will support the individual in giving full consideration to which powers are being pursued and which decisions the person lacks the mental capacity to make.
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.)
Becoming an appointed Deputy is a role that is regarded with the utmost respect by Redkite Court of Protection solicitors. The best interests of the client are always of paramount importance whenever a decision is to be made.
To ensure the protection of the interests of a loved one, please contact Redkite’s Court of Protection solicitors today. Call 01437 763 332 or complete our online enquiry form.