Our court of protection solicitors and application team are experts in managing the property and financial affairs of a loved one or friend who has lost the mental capacity to manage finances themselves.

During such a difficult time we know you want to speak to a professional and friendly person who can guide you in the right direction and organise all the legal necessities to give you peace of mind that the person affected will be cared for.

Call one of our court of protection solicitors on 0161 930 5151, e-mail us at willsteam@gorvins.com or fill in our online form. One of our expert deputyship solicitors will get back to you straight away to discuss the needs of you and your loved one.

What is a Court of Protection order?

When someone no longer has the capacity to look after their own affairs, the Court of Protection will assign a deputy to look after those affairs for them. A Court of Protection order is normally only required when there isn’t an existing power of attorney order in place.

Typically, achieving a Court of Protection order is more drawn out and complicated than assigning a power of attorney which is why we always suggest appointing a power of attorney before a court of protection order is needed.

Gorvins’ approach to Court of Protection orders

Our highly skilled court of protection solicitors and application team will help you every step of the way when it comes to making an application for deputyship. With our experience and knowledge, we can guide you through the criteria that you will need to meet in order to satisfy the court of your suitability to act on the behalf of your loved one. We can have a dedicated team of Power of Attorney Solicitors to offer advice if the worst should happen.

Making an application to the court of protection requires the use of a lawyer who knows what they’re talking about. This is to ensure that you get the best advice. Our experience ranges from representing people who have been involved in serious, life-threatening accidents to deputyship for the elderly who may be suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

When do I have to apply to the Court of Protection?

When somebody lacks the mental capability to manage their own affairs and a lasting power of attorney has not been put in place, the court of protection will appoint a deputy to look after and manage that person’s affairs.

The court doesn’t just hand over duties to anyone. Instead, an application needs to be made where the court is completely satisfied that the right person or people are being appointed.

How long does it take to get a Court of Protection order?

It depends on the specifics of the case but if your case is not an emergency, you could expect to wait up to six months from the application being submitted to the deputy being put in place by the court.

By having a solicitor do the application for you, you reduce the chance of mistakes being submitted in the application and improve the chances of a speedier resolution.

How can our Court of Protection solicitors and application team help?

Our expert team of wills & probate solicitors understand the difficulties and sensitivities involved in acting as a professional Court of Protection deputy. Gorvins have the trained personnel to be able to make your deputyship application smooth and as efficient as possible.

We have experience in preparing annual accounts to the Office of the Public Guardian, preparing home tax returns, employing carers and support workers as well as dealing with care home fees. We can also help prepare statutory wills when some no longer have the capacity to make one or their will is out of date.

The court of protection Solicitors at Gorvins are recognised experts in this field and we treat each deputyship case individually and ensure you get the right advice for your family’s circumstances.

Contact our Court of Protection solicitors

Contact the Gorvins court of protection solicitors team on 0343 507 515, e-mail willsteam@gorvins.com or fill in our online form.

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