The Court of Protection makes decisions on applications which involve people who lack mental capacity.
There may come a time when a person cannot make significant decisions for themselves. If that person has not entered into a Lasting Power of Attorney, then the only way someone can obtain legal authority to take over the decision-making process is by making an application to the Court of Protection to be appointed as a deputy.
We have assisted many clients over the years who have found themselves in the difficult situation of trying to help a relative or loved one who have lost mental capacity without having put a Lasting Power of Attorney in place.
Mental capacity can be lost in various circumstances. It may be due to a medical condition, such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia. It could be as a result of a serious accident or a sudden illness such as a stroke.
Our Court of Protection solicitors can provide legal advice, setting out what options are available and how best to proceed to resolve the difficulties which arise in these circumstances.
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