Applications to the Court of Protection to appoint a deputy
Applications to the Court of Protection for a deputy to be appointed must be supported by a medical certificate confirming that the person no longer has the mental capacity to manage their affairs.
The application must include details of the assets held by the person who has lost mental capacity.
Further forms must be completed and submitted which provide details of the type of court order being applied for and details of the proposed deputy so that the court can assess their suitability.
A deputy can be a family member or close friend or may be a professional deputy such as a solicitor.
Other applications to the Court of Protection
We are also able to make applications to the court on a range of other legal issues, including:
- making gifts from the estate of the person who has lost capacity;
- creating and managing trusts;
- applications for a statutory will;
- Court of Protection disputes;
- marriage; and
- matters involving the deprivation of liberty and freedom of the person who has lost capacity.
How we can assist you
Our specialist lawyers can prepare and submit applications to the Court of Protection.
We can help you to become appointed as a deputy yourself, ensuring that all relevant information and documents are provided so as to enable the court to reach a decision.
Our solicitors can also act as professional deputies.
We can also make any other applications that are required.
The legal cost of a court application will be recoverable from the estate of the person who has lost capacity. Although the Court of Protection charges a fee, we will consider whether you are eligible for a court fee exemption or reduction.
For free initial advice on applying to the Court of Protection give us a call on 0808 139 1606 or email us at [email protected]