The Redkite Solicitors Court of Protection Service
Seeking early advice and guidance from Redkite’s Court of Protection is extremely important. Applications to the Court of Protection must be made correctly in order to receive a Deputyship within a reasonable time scale. The specialists at the Redkite Solicitors provide a complete service. Our experienced solicitors will be accessible 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 a loss of mental capacity. Sometimes this can be temporary much like a quick recovery in the case of a stroke. Unfortunately, incidents such as serious head injuries can have a lasting effect on a persons mental capacity. In both cases, an application to the Court of Protection requires the appointed Deputy to make decisions on taking care of financial and health issues, as long as there is a lack of mental capability.
Through increasing advancements in health care and improved quality of life, the life expectancy of many people is getting longer. Although good, this results 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 under such conditions, their ability to make rational decisions often diminishes over time. If a person has not been identified in the Lasting Power of Attorney, before the loss of mental capacity, then the family will have to refer the matter to the Deputyship Court of Protection.
Older parents with children that lose ability due to learning disabilities or brain injury, may also have to refer to the Court of Protection. This offers peace of mind and guarantees that the best interests of an adult or a child are put first when the parents are no longer there to do so.
The Role of a Solicitor
It may feel quite daunting to make an application before the Court of Protection. A Redkite specialist solicitor can assist clients in making the correct application. Many clients may choose to be appointed Deputy, many may choose to appoint a qualified Deputy, such as their solicitor.
Clients can benefit from a Court of Protection solicitor’s professional guidance when bringing a claim to the Court of Protection. The knowledge and experience of our professionals will help guide each client through the application process. A professional solicitor will always take the time to understand and provide effective guidance on the particular context, wishes and desires of each individual. An initial consultation will benefit the patient in giving full consideration to which forces are being sought and which decisions the person lacks 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.)
The appointment of a Deputy is a position that is treated with the utmost respect by the Redkite Court of Protection team. When a decision is taken, the best interests of the client are always of paramount importance.
To ensure the protection of the interests of a loved one, please contact Redkite’s Court of Protection solicitors today.
Call 01531 632 226 or complete our online enquiry form.