When a person lacks capacity to make decisions in relation to their financial affairs and has not nominated a power of attorney, the Court of Protection can appoint a deputy to step into their shoes and take those decisions on their behalf. A financial deputy can either be a professional or a friend/family member.
Once appointed by the Court of Protection financial deputies have to report annually to the Office of the Public Guardian and demonstrate that they are acting in the best interests of the person for whom they are making decisions.
Our services include:
- Becoming a professional deputy
- Assisting others to apply to the Court of Protection to become a deputy
- Supporting with administration of the deputyship
- Advising on decision making
- Advising on financial and succession planning