Court of Protection Solicitors Stonehouse

When caring for family members and loved ones, their best interests must be put first. In certain situations, relatives and friends may no longer have the mental capacity needed to make major decisions concerning their finances. In this situation, our Court of Protection solicitors can help.

For further advice and guidance call 01453 825 1551 or complete our online enquiry form.

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Why Choose Redkite Solicitors?

Our service strives to put the interests of you and your loved ones first, it is our client-focused approach that separates us from many other legal firms.

Our solicitors appreciate the complexities and issues of acting as a professional Court of Protection Deputy and in supporting Deputies in fulfilling their duties. We’re able to draw on our considerable expertise in this complex area of the law to deliver expert support.

For further information on how Redkite solicitors can help you call 01453 825 151 or complete our online enquiry form.

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.)

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.

Examples of When to Apply to the Court of Protection

Brain injuries

This form of injury can often cause a loss of mental capacity. In some cases, this can be temporary, as in the case of stroke with a healthy recovery outlook. Unfortunately, accidents resulting in a traumatic head injury can have a lasting effect on mental capacity. In both cases, an application to the Court of Protection enables the appointed Deputy to control decisions on behalf of the other person. This takes care of financial and health issues for as long as mental capacity is lacking.

Brain Diseases 

With improvements in healthcare and a better quality of life, the life expectancy of society is increasing. Whilst this is good, it creates an ageing population and an increase in associated brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. Whilst people can maintain mental capacity and still live freely with these conditions, over time their ability to make rational decisions often declines. If the person did not put a Lasting Power of Attorney in place before losing mental capacity, relatives must apply to the Court of Protection for Deputyship.

Learning Disabilities 

Older parents with young children or adult children who lack capacity as a result of a learning disability or brain injury may also need to refer to the Court of Protection. This gives reassurance and guarantees that the adult or child’s best interests are put first when the parents can no longer do so.

The Role of a Solicitor

Redkite Solicitors Stonehouse, Court of Protection background ranges from representing people who’ve undergone an injury and are in receipt of notable damages awards through to Court of Protection Deputyships for the elderly who may be suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s type illnesses; leaving them unable to effectively look after their affairs.

With an increasing vulnerable elderly population, the finances of these people must be protected and used to their benefit.

The Court of Protection FAQ

Who can become a Court of Protection Deputy?

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Anyone aged 18 and over can apply to be someone’s Court of Protection Deputy. Deputies are normally the friends or relations of the person that has lost capacity, but if no one can serve as a Deputy, the Court can designate a Panel Deputy.

Can a Deputy take advice?

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A Deputy is authorised to hire professionals such as a solicitor, an accountant and a regulated financial adviser to support in the management of the person who has lost capacity. Any such expenses are payable from the person’s own finances.

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