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Court of Protection Solicitors

 

What is the Court of Protection?

 

The Court of Protection can make decisions, and can appoint 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 specialist Court of Protection Solicitors are able to advise and represent our clients through every stage of the Court of Protection process, ensuring the best care, provisions and plans are made for the individual in need of this level of protection. 

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 injury or traumatic 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. If the person does not have the capacity, the court will either make a one-off order or, if there are likely to be continuing decisions that need to be made not, it will appoint deputies to make decisions for the person in question.

Other decisions that the court makes 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 Court of Protection Solicitors, here at Lanyon Bowdler have a great deal of experience in the process, and understand that the issues can be highly sensitive. Our team is qualified to undertake professional deputyship in respect of Court of Protection representation and administration.

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 private client team are recognised in Tier Two for the West Midlands, of the 2020 edition of The Legal 500. The directory states "The Court of Protection team, which acts for clients across the UK, is a core part of the private client department and advises on a wide range of complex property and affairs cases."

The private client team is ranked in Band 1 in the Chambers UK High Net Worth Directory 2020 edition. 

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."

Talk to the Court of Protection Solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler

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

Please give our Court of Protection team a call for a friendly, confidential, conversation about how we can help support you through the entire. Our conversations to initially advise you are course completely free of charge and there is no obligation attached. Please contact a member of the team or complete our online enquiry form toward the top of this page on the right-hand side. We can also arrange a home visit if more convenient.

Lanyon Bowdler has offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, Telford, and Conwy in North Wales.

We regularly act over Court of Protection matters for clients following Serious Brain Injury Claims across Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales, Birmingham and the Midlands. As a leading national law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

 

Testimonials

Excellent staff in all respects. The process was clear, well managed and avoided unnecessary stresses or delays. The meetings were as focused and efficient as possible and costs were kept to a minimum throughout.

- Ms D Greaves, Hereford

Straightforward, professional and friendly advice and always willing to help with my questions without feeling like I'm bothering him, so thank you very much

- Mr S Avery, Telford

How easy it was to speak to her and she explained the situation to me in ways that I could understand.

- Mrs S Mizrahi, Hereford

Natasha Gibbons was very easy to talk to, I felt at ease with her, and she always kept me up to date with the case. She has provided excellent service throughout.

- Mrs C Roberts, Gwynedd

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

Quotes

We had complete trust and confidence that our best interests were being looked after at all times. A quality service provided by them.

- Mr D Meredith & Mrs E Meredith, Shrewsbury

Personal attention. Good advice.

- Mrs C Bhamra, Shrewsbury

Very, very good. You couldn't give me a better person than Stephen Scully.

- J L, Shrewsbury

She was supportive and very helpful - will be recommending to others who need a similar service.

- Mrs E Sumner, Telford

Being able to speak to someone when I needed to and how easy they made things for me.

- Mr J Longmore, Ludlow