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.
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.
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."
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.
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