A Court of Protection Deputyship Order takes the place of a Power of Attorney where the person concerned is not capable.
The process involves asking the Court to approve a suitable person to manage the incapable person’s affairs. It can be a long and complex process, so suitable legal advice at an early stage can be invaluable.
We can use our expertise to assist you with the application process so that you can be appointed as Deputy for your loved one. We can also provide assistance during the months whilst you wait for the Deputyship Order to be made and can otherwise be in limbo, for example liaising with social services, care homes, creditors and other financial institutions.
Once you are appointed as Deputy, you will be subject to annual supervision from the Office of the Public Guardian. This can seem very complicated at first, even for the simplest of circumstances. Many Deputies find it helpful to instruct us to provide advice on an ongoing basis, from record-keeping requirements at the outset through to preparing the annual report to the Office of the Public Guardian, including advice on legal duties as circumstances change.