Deputyship Solicitors

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 expert London team of Court of Protection lawyers have many years of experience assisting and supporting families in this situation. The needs of the client are at the centre of all the decisions which 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 professional.

With years of experience working with the Court of Protection, our sensitive and understanding solicitors can help you make an application to become a Deputy. Our solicitors can also act as Deputies for those unable to make decisions for themselves.

“A highly dedicated team of specialists” – Legal 500

What should you do if you need to appoint a deputy?

It is important to get advice as early as possible, so you understand your options. Call a member of our team who will be able to help you with any questions.

Once we have spoken to you and understood your situation, we can allocate a professional that will be able to help and guide you through the process every step of the way. Throughout our work we will always act with our client’s best interests in mind.

How to appoint a deputy

  • First Meeting

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

  • Court Application

We 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 serve notices on family members and arrange personal service on the client. Confirmation of service is filed with the court.

  • Security Bond

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

  • Deputyship Order

The court then issue the deputyship order.

Why Hodge Jones & Allen?

  • A personal and sympathetic service

We offer a very personal and sympathetic service – we are a small team and we value our relationships with clients highly.

  • Good communication

We provide an efficient service, always responding promptly. We are well established and respected team who have many years’ experience of acting as deputy.

  • Highly Experienced

We are highly experienced in this specialist area and offer high quality advice and pragmatic and cost effective solutions to difficult problems.

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