Court of Protection Pembroke

Redkite Solicitors is a team of compassionate experts who have extensive experience aiding and supporting clients who are unable to manage their own well-being. Illness or disability can make it difficult for people to make good decisions on their own. Officially, this is referred to as “mental capacity.”

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A brain injury may result in a total loss of mental capacity or a gradual decline such as dementia. An appeal will be filed with the Court of Protection if an individual’s intellectual competence is questioned. The Court of Protection will examine the individual and determine if he or she is capable of making a specific choice; if the individual fails to do so promptly, a one-time order may be necessary. If it is determined that the individual will not be able to make a large number of choices in the near future, a deputy will be chosen and appointed.

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The Court of Protection Service provided by Redkite Solicitors

It is critical to seek advice and suggestions from our experts at Redkite Solicitors as soon as possible. To obtain a Deputyship, applications to the Court of Protection must be made correctly and within an acceptable time frame. From the pre-application meeting through the post-order meeting, our expert solicitors will be accessible.

When Should You Apply to the Court of Protection?

A loss of mental capacity may occur from a brain injury. In the event of a stroke, this is frequently a transitory state from which a person can recover. Unfortunately, incidents like traumatic brain damage can have a long-term effect on mental function. For as long as there is a lack of mental capacity, an appeal to the Court of Protection permits the appointed Deputy to assume responsibility and action on financial and health matters.

The average person’s life duration is growing due to advancements in health care and higher living standards. While this is positive, it leads to an increase in the population and an increase in underlying brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. Individuals’ mental capability to survive under these conditions can be maintained, but their ability to make rational judgments can deteriorate with time. Unless a Last Power of Attorney has been obtained prior to the loss of mental ability, the family may have to take the issue to the Court of Protection.

What Does a Solicitor Do?

Making an application to the Court of Protection might be intimidating. We assist our clients in the preparation of their applications. Some customers will prefer to be identified as Deputy, while others will want a Redkite solicitor to act on their behalf.

Clients can benefit from the professional guidance of our solicitors when appealing to the Court of Protection. Our expertise and understanding mean we will effectively guide you along the application procedure. Our experienced solicitors will make the effort to fully comprehend your situation and offer appropriate advice on the particular context, needs and desires of our clients.

Redkite Solicitors can provide advice and representation on the following topics:

  • Deputy assistance and advice
  • Deputyship disputes
  • General and Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Wills and Codicils
  • Tax and Trusts
  • Personal Injury Claims

The selection of a Deputy is a role that the Redkite Court of Protection team takes seriously. When making a decision, we always put the client’s best interests first.

Please call Redkite’s Court of Protection solicitors now on 01646 683 222 or fill out our online inquiry form to secure the protection of a loved one’s interests.

Court of Protection FAQs

What is the definition of mental capacity?

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Mental capacity is defined as an individual's ability to remember and analyse important knowledge and make logical judgments.

What exactly is a Deputy?

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A Deputy is a person appointed by the Court to act in a vulnerable person's best interests. This implies that the Deputy is liable for the financial protection, and the safety and well being of the individual involved.

What is the Court of Protection and where is it located?

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The Court of Protection, which is situated in London, assesses whether a person has the mental ability to make choices about their own welfare when a request is made.

When a court decides that a person lacks mental ability, it may:

-appoint Deputies to make decisions for people who lack mental capacity in specific or all areas of their lives e.g. financial, property, wellbeing
-give permission to make a one-off decision for someone who may temporarily lack mental capacity
- process emergency applications where urgent decisions on behalf of someone with no mental capacity is needed
- decide whether to issue a lasting power of attorney or enduring power of attorney and give due consideration to any objections
-consider applications to make statutory wills or gifts
-decide when someone can be detained under the Mental Capacity Act

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