Deputyship Solicitors

A Deputy is an individual appointed by the Court of Protection to make decisions for a person who is no longer able to make decisions for themselves. A family member or close friend can be a Deputy. However, a professional person such as a solicitor can also be appointed.

Deputyship

A Deputy is an individual appointed by the Court of Protection to make decisions for a person who is no longer able to make decisions for themselves. A family member or close friend can be a Deputy. However, a professional person such as a solicitor can also be appointed.

A Deputyship Order provides the Deputy with the same legal rights to help with your personal affairs, either health and welfare or property and finances, that a Lasting Power of Attorney would do, had one been executed. There are various complex steps that must be followed in the Deputyship application process, including getting a medical practitioner to confirm that the application for Deputyship is on behalf of someone who no longer has mental capacity to manage their own finances.

This is a complex area of law and it is vital that you seek specialist legal advice and representation.

To speak with a member of our Deputyship team please contact us on
+44 (0)20 8852 4433
privateclient@beverleymorris.co.uk
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Deputyship Solicitors in Blackheath

If a family member or close friend is no longer able to make decisions for themselves about their finances and they have not previously signed a Lasting Power of Attorney, Beverley Morris & Co. can provide you all the information you need, offering you sensitive yet practical guidance. Our specialist Deputyship solicitors can help you in the following areas:-

  • Assist with the Mental Capacity assessment process
  • Make an Application to the Court of Protection
  • We can act as professional deputies, where required, including in complex cases
  • Provide support to lay people (usually family members) in all aspects of the process of becoming a deputy
  • Provide advice and support to Deputies with their responsibilities
  • Act in disputes over decisions being made for a person who lacks mental capacity
  • Deputy Application disputes

Contact our Deputyship Solicitors

Our Deputyship solicitors in Blackheath have extensive expertise and knowledge in this complex area of law and have been helping clients across London and the South East for many years.

If you have a private client query regarding Deputyship, contact us for fast, constructive advice that is friendly and local.
+44 (0)20 8852 4433
privateclient@beverleymorris.co.uk
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Private Client Team

Geoffrey Cohen

Head of Private Client
Blackheath Office
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Leanne Bloomfield

Blackheath Office
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