The Court of Protection is the UK court which deals with issues involving people who do not have the mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves.
The Court of Protection appoints deputies to make decisions and the court itself also makes decisions in the best interests of the person lacking mental capacity.
The deputies appointed have the power to make financial and, on some occasions, welfare decisions for the person lacking mental capacity.
People can lack mental capacity as a result of an injury, clinical negligence, mental illness or old age.
Emerald Law solicitors can act as a professional deputy to make life easier for our clients. We visit such clients at their home and consult their friends and family about every decision to be made.
Deputies are instructed by the court to:
- Maintain a bank account
- Pay bills
- Claim benefits
- Set up a budget
- Purchase and adapt property
- Employ carers
- Liaise with case managers
- Filing tax returns
- Accounting to the court
Court of Protection – Court of Protection UK – Mental Capacity