Here at Fosters Solicitors, we make applications to the Court of Protection in situations where family members or professionals require legal authority to assist in the management of an individual’s property and finances or health and welfare when they lack the mental capacity to do this themselves.

The Court of Protection, situated in London, is an independent court with a number of responsibilities that can include determining whether someone has the mental capability to make financial or health decisions, and also decide on who to appoint as that person’s representative, known as the deputy.

We have qualified professionals who have extensive experience in applying for deputyships and understanding the impact these documents can have on your future, supporting and advising you through every step of the process.

How we can help

We can assist you with the following applications:

  • Property and finance.
  • Health and welfare.
  • Order to sell property.
  • Authority to make gifts.
  • Statutory wills.
  • Application for appointment of trustees.

We can advise and help with the preparation of your application and submit it to the Court of Protection on your behalf. We will guide you through what happens should you be successfully appointed as deputy and explain what the Court of Protection will expect of you.

If you do not wish to act as a deputy in your sole capacity, then as a firm we can step in to do this for you. For more information on this please contact our team.

Shortlisted in three private client awards

Our Wills, Trusts & Probate team have been recognised in three categories at the 2024 Modern Law Private Client Awards.

Senior Associate Paige Gouldthorpe is national award winner

Paige is part of our experienced and friendly Wills, Trusts & Probate team who can help you with your will and life planning support – she also regularly supports clients in cases involving the Court of Protection.

Paige is also a Senior Member of the Professional Deputies Forum.

Disputes and claims

We also provide advice and act for those who have a dispute or claim regarding a Lasting Power of Attorney, Deputyship Order or over the decision-making for someone without capacity.

I highly recommend Paige Gouldthorpe from Fosters Solicitors as she guided me through the law with extreme professionalism and compassion with her expertise. We will be forever grateful to Paige and would recommend her to anyone dealing with complex power of attorney issues and more.
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