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Court of Protection Solicitors

What is the Court of Protection? It makes decisions, and appoints other people to make decisions, for those who lack the mental capacity to do it themselves.

Principally these decisions involve health, financial affairs, property and personal welfare.

Our team of experienced, approachable solicitors here at Lanyon Bowdler will be at your side during every stage of the Court of Protection process.

We pride ourselves on being one of the very few firms in the area able to work on Court of Protection cases for people with a degenerative condition, such as Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia, and those with acquired brain injuries.

What Decisions can the Court of Protection Make?

The first thing the Court of Protection does is decide whether a person is mentally capable or not of making a certain decision, and if not, it can then appoint deputies to make decisions for the person in question.

Typical decisions the court then goes on to make include the execution of a Will on behalf of someone without the mental capacity to make one themselves, the validity of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA), and objections to proposed EPAs or LPAs.

The court can also decide whether attorneys or deputies should be able to make financial gifts on behalf of the person lacking capacity, and it can remove the legal rights for deputies or attorneys to make decisions entirely if it believes they have failed to carry out their duties properly.

The team of specialist lawyers here at Lanyon Bowdler have a great deal of experience in the process, and understand that the issues can be highly sensitive.

Our supportive and personal approach has been highlighted by clients as a valuable part of our work, helping you to make the important decisions and getting the case to a satisfactory conclusion as quickly as possible.

Legal 500 & Chambers UK Recommendations

The Court of Protection team are recognised in Tier Two for the West Midlands, of the 2019 edition of The Legal 500. The directory states "Lanyon Bowdler is known to clients for its 'excellent communication, prompt responses and reliability'."

The 2019 edition of Chambers UK HIgh Net Worth Directory states: Lanyon Bowdler is a "very well-established, well-known Shropshire firm," says a market insider, adding that this "full-service firm is recognised in Shrewsbury in many practice areas."The private client team advises clients on wills, trusts and the administration of estates, and is considered to be "very strong on Court of Protection work."

Contact Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors

We would be happy to advise you on every aspect of the Court of Protection process and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Give us a call or complete our online enquiry form, to see how our private client solicitors can help. We have offices in Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Ludlow, Bromyard and Hereford so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands.

Testimonials

The understanding of my case, the kindness shown to me and the support given, not only by my solicitor but by his secretary.

- Mrs S Oliver, Shrewsbury

As as Welsh speaker, I attach great importance to being able to communicate in Welsh with my solicitor - as I can with him.

- Mr H Jones & R Jones, Llanrhystud

Ease of contact, understanding of business context. An excellent and pragmatic approach to a relatively complex business transfer.

- Mr D Coull, Shrewsbury

I am extremely grateful to Stephen in the way in which he handled my case and represented me at court.

- A A, Shrewsbury

Very personable solicitor who spoke in plain English and was approachable.

- Mr J Hughes, Church Stretton

Quotes

I found them straightforward and polite, and a nice receptionist, that helped put me at ease.

- Mr R Francis, Ludlow

Straight forward and relevant advice relating to Wills

- Mr & Mrs Walton, Shrewsbury

Ed provided utmost confidence throughout the process and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to other clients.

- Mr J Ostler, Hereford

Listened well, advised well.

- Gower House Ltd, Newport

I always felt you were working in my best interests, but you didn't sugar coat or patronise me. My case was complex and I appreciated the professionalism shown and how the legal system "worked"

- Mrs J Bradford, Stafford

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