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Mental Capacity & Deputyship

Statutory Wills

Philippa Barton
Philippa Barton
Partner
Patrick Allen
Patrick Allen
Senior Partner
James Berry
James Berry
Senior Associate
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Josephine Russen
Associate
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Melody Ogbebor
Paralegal
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Thomas Baynes
Paralegal

Making a will is important for all of us. Wills provide peace of mind, ensuring your wishes are carried out when you die. When you make a will you must have a clear understanding of what your wishes are and what your will says.

If someone lacks sufficient mental capacity to make a will, a statutory will can be made on their behalf. It is approved by the Court of Protection which makes sure the terms of the will are made in their best interests.

Who can make a statutory will?

If you are acting as a Deputy on behalf of someone who lacks capacity, a statutory will is one of the things you may be asked to arrange.

If you’re expecting to receive an inheritance from someone who can’t make their own will, you may be able to apply to the Court of Protection to write a statutory will for them. To do this, medical evidence will be necessary to show that they lack capacity.

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How to make a statutory will

Making the process simple

Making a statutory will involves completing a number of application forms and a supporting statement.

Guiding you through the process

Our caring and sensitive experts can guide and support you through each step of the process.

Considered advice

We’ll be by your side to help you through what is a difficult time and give you careful, considered advice when you need it most.

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