The Court of Protection was created under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. It makes decisions, and also appoints other people (called Deputies) to make decisions for people who lack the capacity to do this for themselves. These decisions are related to their property, financial affairs, health and personal welfare.
The experienced solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler can advise you at every stage of the Court of Protection process. Call us on 0800 652 3371 or complete our online enquiry form.
What Decisions can the Court of Protection Make?
The Court of Protection has the power to make decisions regarding:
- whether or not a person is capable or incapable (through mental or physical incapacity) of making a certain decision;
- the validity of an EPA (Enduring Power of Attorney) or LPA (Lasting Power of Attorney);
- the appointment of deputies capable of making decisions on behalf of others;
- the removal of a deputy's legal right to make decisions on behalf of another should they fail to carry out their duties;
- objections to proposed LPAs or EPAs and the validity of existing LPAs and EPAs;
- financial or welfare matters affecting people who lack capacity to make such decisions;
As specialists in Court of Protection law, the team at Lanyon Bowdler understand that issues surrounding such cases can be highly sensitive. Our personal and supportive approach means we are there for our clients throughout the process, helping them make the important decisions and ensuring the case reaches a satisfactory conclusion as swiftly as possible.
Contact Lanyon Bowdler
As specialists in Court of Protection law, we are happy to advise potential clients on all aspects of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Court of Protection. To arrange a consultation call 0800 652 3371 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.