Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

The Court of Protection

Protect the interests of vulnerable individuals
Our experienced lawyers provide expert advice and representation for matters related to mental capacity, deputyship applications, and financial management, ensuring the best outcomes for those in need.

Why seek legal advice

Our Court of Protection services are designed to assist individuals facing the following challenges:

Mental capacity issues: We provide guidance on legal matters when someone lacks the mental capacity to make decisions, ensuring their best interests are protected.

Deputyship applications: Our lawyers can help you apply to become a deputy for someone who is unable to manage their own affairs, ensuring their financial and welfare matters are handled responsibly.

Financial management: We offer professional support in managing the finances of individuals who lack capacity, ensuring their assets are protected and used to meet their needs.

Dispute resolution: We help resolve disputes related to the Court of Protection, including disagreements over deputyship, financial management, and care arrangements.

  • Protecting vulnerable individuals
  • Ensuring financial security
  • Expert guidance and representation
  • Efficient resolution of disputes
  • Compliance with legal obligations
  • Peace of mind for families
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Why choose HK Law?

We have a deep understanding of the legal complexities involved and can provide the highest level of advice and representation. We recognize that each individual’s situation is unique. We take the time to understand your specific circumstances and tailor our services to meet your needs, ensuring the best possible outcomes.

  • Expertise and Experience
  • Personalised Approach
  • Client-Centered Service
  • Professional Accreditation
  • Collaborative Team
  • Transparent and Clear Communication
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Your questions answered

Stuart Bradford, Partner
  • What is the Court of Protection, and what does it do?
    The Court of Protection is a specialized court in the UK that makes decisions and appoints deputies to manage the affairs of individuals who lack mental capacity to make decisions for themselves. It ensures that their best interests are protected.
  • How do I become a deputy for someone lacking mental capacity?
    To become a deputy, you need to make a deputyship application to the Court of Protection. Our experienced lawyers can guide you through the process, assisting with the application, paperwork, and ongoing responsibilities.
  • Can the Court of Protection help with financial management?
    Yes, the Court of Protection can appoint deputies to manage the financial affairs of individuals who lack capacity. Our team can provide expert guidance on financial management and assist in the appointment of deputies.
  • What happens if there is a dispute over the Court of Protection's decisions?
    If there is a disagreement or dispute regarding the decisions made by the Court of Protection, our lawyers can help you navigate through the dispute resolution process, seeking the best resolution for all parties involved.
  • What are the responsibilities of a deputy?
    A deputy has the responsibility to act in the best interests of the individual lacking capacity. This includes managing their financial affairs, making decisions about their welfare, and ensuring their well-being.
  • How long does the Court of Protection process take?
    The duration of the Court of Protection process can vary depending on the complexity of the case. Our experienced team works efficiently to ensure timely progress and resolution.
  • Are you accredited by any professional bodies?
    HK Law is a reputable law firm accredited by professional bodies such as the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and other relevant legal associations, demonstrating our commitment to high standards of practice.
  • How can I get started with HK Law's Court of Protection services?
    To get started, simply contact our team for an initial consultation. We will discuss your specific needs, provide expert advice, and guide you through the necessary steps to protect the interests of vulnerable individuals.

By Darren Francis, Associate Solicitor

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