The Court of Protection Swansea

Redkite Solicitors have a dedicated team with years of experience in helping people manage legal matters relating to health, finances, property and welfare. We offer our services on behalf of individuals that are unable to represent themselves. The inability of an individual to make their own decisions may arise due to an illness or injury. This is legally termed ‘mental capacity’.

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When someone becomes mentally incapable of managing their duties and responsibilities, a relative or a loved one must visit the Court of Protection to address the issue. The Court of Protection appoints a Deputy to take over matters for the person in question. The responsibility of the appointed Deputy is to assume the duties of the affected in regards to managing their welfare, finances, health, and property.

Choosing someone to take care of a loved one is an important decision. That person will be overseeing important matters, including the individual’s finances and well-being. It is therefore essential to acquire legal advice from a reliable source before any decisions are made. Red Kite Solicitors Swansea is both reputable and has the necessary skills and knowledge to guide you through this legal affair.

How can we help you?

We are a Court of Protection solicitors that offer comprehensive services before and after the court order. We have vast experience handling the following matters:

  • Deputy assistance and counsel
  • Deputyship disputes
  • Comprehensive powers of attorney
  • Long-term powers of attorney
  • Wills and codicils
  • Tax and trusts
  • Personal injury entitlements 

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 are Red kite Solicitors the right choice when applying to the Court of protection?

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

  • You have a friend or relative who has a mental incapability following an injury. This applies where the person has a brain injury in an accident and might never recover their capability to make sound judgements. Also, this applies for a short-term period where the patient might have suffered from a stroke and may improve. In that case, the Court of protection has the obligation of helping you to care for the person’s well-being and finances for the period before they 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.

Contact us for specialised assistance on any matters relating to the Court of Protection solicitors in Swansea on Contact us on 01792 892 166 today.

Court of Protection FAQs

What is mental capacity?

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A person is deemed as mentally capable if they can retain information after analysing a situation and make a decision by themselves.

What is a Deputy?

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A Deputy is someone who is nominated to assume the responsibilities of a vulnerable individual. Ideally, a Deputy gains control over everything regarding the individual. This may include health, finances, and well-being. In certain cases, the Deputy is only required to represent the vulnerable person in issues regarding a large sum of money.

How do I apply to the Court of Protection?

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If you want to represent a person who is mentally incapable of making decisions on their own, you need to apply to The Court of Protection. Typically, you will be required to complete forms which includes proof that the person in question is incapable of making decisions.

Nonetheless, you need to evaluate and decide on matters that you’ll be taking over on behalf of the patient.

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