Court of Protection & Vulnerable Persons

A specialist team advising on sensitive Court of Protection, vulnerable person and mental capacity issues.

The Court of Protection is a specialist Court that deals with the affairs of people who lack mental capacity to make certain decisions for themselves.

It aims to protect the rights of people who have difficulty in making some decisions, including people who have a brain injury, learning disability, dementia, mental health diagnosis or other disabilities that affect their ability to make particular decisions.

Some of the more common matters that the Court of Protection can address include:

  • Appointing either a professional or a friend/family member as deputy to manage a person’s finances.
  • Appointing a deputy to make welfare decisions.
  • Putting in place a Will for a person who is unable to do this themselves - known as a statutory Will.
  • Determining disputes about a person’s capacity to make a particular decision.
  • Dealing with disputes in relation to the finances.
  • Dealing with disputes in relation to welfare, including where disputes arise between health and social care professionals and the person receiving treatment/ support or their family members.
  • Considering applications made by attorneys operating under either a lasting or enduring power of attorney, including applications to obtain the Court’s permission to make certain gifts

We have a specialist team with a wealth of experience in these matters, both within the UK and internationally. Whether you are a family member seeking assistance, the person at the centre of the decision, an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate, a solicitor, a health and social care professional or a charity - we can help you in relation to Court of Protection matters and mental capacity issues more widely.

"The team are fully up to date with the case law and nuances that arise handling this work. They provide excellent support for clients, staying on top of their cases and the court timetable."
Chambers 2024
“The team are diligent and responsive on every matter."
Chambers 2024


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For more information or advice on Court of Protection or any other vulnerable person issues, please get in touch with any of our expert team directly or via the contact button below. You can also call us on freephone 0800 0931336 or by email for a no obligation chat and to see how we can help.

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