Court of Protection

The Court of Protection is a special court that acts when individuals lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions. This can be as a result of injury, mental health issues, dementia or learning disabilities.

The court deals with one-off decisions as well as appointing deputies, who can make decisions on the individuals’ behalf in the longer term. This includes property and affairs deputies, who make decisions relating to money, property and financial matters.

If you have any concerns about someone’s capacity to make decisions on their own behalf, please contact us for advice.

Deputyship service

Our specialist deputyship solicitors work with families, carers and other professionals to ensure that all decisions are made in the best interests of the elderly or vulnerable person. We act for local authorities, private clients and for other solicitors’ firms. In particular, our team are very experienced in and sensitive to the requirements of working with elderly clients with dementia and with clients with mental health issues.
Our extensive deputyship service includes:
• Advice if you are concerned about someone’s capacity to manage their property and financial affairs
• Advice if you feel you are no longer able to manage someone’s affairs
• Assistance if you would like to appoint a deputy, including completing the application forms
• A solicitor who can act as professional deputy for a nominated person
• Assistance in setting up personal injury trusts
• Representation in Court of Protection proceedings

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a confidential appointment, please call 020 3012 1482 or email us at