In certain circumstances, family members or friends may no longer have the mental capacity to be able to make importance decisions regarding their finances. Farleys’ Court of Protection solicitors can advise you in this kind of situation.
The Court of Protection appoints Deputies and oversees the management of the personal and financial affairs of those people who lack capacity to ensure that decisions which are made on their behalf are in their best interests. If a family member or friend is unable to handle their financial, property or legal affairs, it may be necessary for you to apply to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship order (formally Receivership Order) under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. If this is granted, you will be authorised by the Court of Protection to handle the affairs of the person who lacks capacity.
The solicitors at Farleys are able to assist clients in the completion and submission of applications to the Court of Protection, and are also able to act as Deputies in the rare case that there is no-one available.