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Court of Protection - Deputyship

Deputyship is the process of applying to the Court of Protection to allow someone to make decisions for another person, if they cannot make a Lasting Power of Attorney. A Deputy will be appointed by the Court of Protection and will be given the legal authority to make decisions on behalf of a person who lacks capacity to do so.

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What is a Court of Protection Deputy?

A Court of Protection Deputy is a person appointed by the Court of Protection to manage the financial affairs and welfare of someone who has lost capacity to manage themselves.

Can anyone be appointed as a Deputy?

A Deputy must be over 18 and can be a close relative or friend of the person who lacks capacity to make decisions about their financial affairs. The Court of Protection will ensure that the person who is applying as Deputy - Court of Protection has the relevant skills to make decisions on behalf of someone else.

A Deputy can be a professional, such as a solicitor, who will charge for their services, and those costs can be recovered as part of the claims process.

Do you have more questions about Deputyship? Visit our FAQ Section.

How can NewLaw help you?

If you think you or a loved one needs a Deputy, contact our specialist team at NewLaw, who will talk you through the whole process, give advice on the Court of Protection and if required make an application on your behalf.

For more information call NewLaw Solicitors on 0333 003 1909 or contact us online

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