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Deputyship Solicitors

Philippa Barton
Philippa Barton
Patrick Allen
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Senior Partner
James Berry
James Berry
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When someone is unable to manage their finances due to lack of capacity, the court can appoint a deputy to ensure their best interests are looked after.

Our specialist London team of Court of Protection lawyers have many years of experience assisting and supporting families in this situation. We can help – we always put the needs of our clients at the centre of all the decisions we make.

What is a deputy?

A deputy is someone who has been appointed by the Court of Protection to manage the finances of an incapacitated client. The deputy may be a family member, a close friend or a trusted professional.

With years of experience working with the Court of Protection, our sensitive and understanding Mental Capacity & Deputyship solicitors can help you make an application to become a deputy. Our specialist solicitors can also act as deputies for those unable to make decisions for themselves.

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What should you do if you need to appoint a deputy

Once we’ve spoken to you and have a clear understanding of your situation and needs, we can allocate the lawyer who is best suited to your case. They’ll be able to help and guide you through the process every step of the way. We’ll always be fully transparent and act with our client’s best interests in mind.

It’s important to get advice as early as possible, so that you understand your options. Get in touch with us today and one of the team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

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How to appoint a deputy

First Meeting

We’ll explain the process and gather all the information required by the court. We’ll also explain how the deputyship will work in practice and the duties of the deputy.

Court Application

We’ll prepare the application to the Court of Protection. This includes obtaining a report from an expert confirming that the clients lacks sufficient mental capacity to manage their finances.

Serving Notices

Once the application has been issued, we’ll serve notices on family members and arrange personal service on the client. Confirmation of service is filed with the court.

Security Bond

We’ll take out insurance to cover the actions of the deputy.

Deputyship Order

The court will then issue the deputyship order.

“The firm is just amazing to deal with. Always reply to any of my emails or phone calls straight away. Without them I really wouldn’t know where we would be. Have made our life so much easier to deal with all the extra daily things that need doing when having someone with a disability in our family."

Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors?

Personal and sympathetic service

We offer a top quality, personal and sympathetic service – our specialist Mental Capacity & Deputyship team is relatively small, so we can take the time to get to know you. We highly value the relationships we build with our clients. 

Always there for you

We pride ourselves on providing a highly efficient service, always responding promptly. Our Mental Capacity & Deputyship team is well established and respected, with specialist solicitors who have many years’ experience of acting as deputy.

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