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Acting as a deputy for clients who lack mental capacity
The Court of Protection is a specialist court which appoints deputies to look after the financial affairs and welfare of people who are mentally incapacitated.
The deputy may be either:
- A lay deputy – a close relative or friend, or
- A professional deputy – a solicitor with experience of deputyship work.
The deputy makes investment and spending decisions, must always act in the client’s best interests and keep accounts. The deputy is supervised by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) and must file an annual report and accounts with the OPG.
We can assist with the application to appoint a deputy, advising deputies generally and acting as professional deputy.
Deputyship for the Elderly and clients with a learning disability or mental health problems
We act as deputies for a variety of vulnerable clients who lack capacity, including:
- Elderly clients suffering from memory loss or confusion;
- Clients with a learning disability;
- Clients with mental health problems;
- Clients with addiction problems;
- Clients who are vulnerable to financial abuse.
Hodge Jones & Allen is ranked for this area of law in the Legal 500 and has great experience in handling such cases. We welcome instructions from families where a relative is likely to need help in the administration of their affairs and understand the extra sensitivity and
communication skills needed when acting for vulnerable clients.
- Mrs T – an elderly lady with dementia who needed to pay care home fees.
- Peter – a young man with a learning disability who received an inheritance.
Damages Awards in personal injury claims
We have many years’ experience of acting for brain injured clients who have recovered substantial awards of damages.
We can also assist with setting up PI trusts and acting as professional trustee.
We can also act as expert witness on the future cost of deputyship fees.
If you are a solicitor acting for a PI client who lacks capacity please click here.
Our Court of Protection Solicitors are backed by four decades of experience. Our legal practice and team of London Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving favourable client outcomes. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0800 437 0322 today.