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There may come a time when a person cannot manage their own financial affairs or personal welfare and are unable to make significant decisions for themselves. Find out how we can help you through this process and the Court of Protection application.

What is a Court of Protection application?

Financial or personal welfare decisions can be made by someone else on their behalf by becoming their Deputy. The role of a Deputy can vary and may include managing property or accommodation and financial affairs through to dealing with personal welfare and medical treatment.

To become a Deputy, an application needs to be made to the Court of Protection, providing detailed information regarding the circumstances of the person without “capacity”. The court will review their situation and appoint an appropriate Deputy to take responsibility.

 

Why make a Court of Protection application?

The Court of Protection (COP) team manages applications from those who are incapable of managing their finances and making decisions.

This can be due to reduced mental capacity because of dementia or brain injury as an example. An application can be made for a deputy to also solve issues over time and manage life-changing decisions, or manage a dispute with the family about a person’s best interests.

There are also a lot of cases where applications are made due to a child being hurt at birth and receiving compensation for their injuries. In these cases, once a claim has been settled, we work closely with the medical negligence team to ensure clients are guided and helped through the next stages.

 

Why choose Boyes Turner?

All decisions are always made in a client’s best interests, leaving the family free to concentrate on the care of their family member and not be burdened by paperwork. We also understand the emotional and practical implications of acting for a person who lacks mental capacity and the impact this can have on families.

  • We are nationally acclaimed court of protection lawyers. Boyes Turner is recognised as a leading law firm by Chambers Directory and Legal 500.
  • We are experienced professional deputyship, personal injury trust and statutory will specialists.
  • We act for clients all over the UK.
  • We have established relationships with care agencies, therapists, fund managers and accountants.
  • We have an extensive and highly experienced court of protection team with proven skills and experience.
  • We provide the highest standards of advice and understand that each family has different needs, and we offer an individual and caring service.

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Submit your Court of Protection application frequently asked questions

How can we help you?

We work with people from many backgrounds. Our cases include children, young adults and the elderly. Some people do not realise they have a claim for negligence until they speak to us, and then they find managing a significant award overwhelming. We can help with this.

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What are the Court of Protection application fees?

Once you have instructed our team to work on your behalf we will make the application to the Court of Protection completing all of the standard forms and advising you throughout.

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How will the fund be spent?

Money spent is used in a person's best interests and, bearing in mind it is a finite resource, we need to ensure that we cover the spiralling cost of care for life. We get involved with "cash-flow forecasting" so that we can monitor funds and ensure that they are used wisely. However, we also realise that the fund should also be used to help a person enjoy life, so we help arrange to pay for holidays and have even helped clients start up their own business. 

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What is the Court of Protection application process for children?

If a child is physically disabled but likely to understand financial decisions at the age of 18 and manage their award then we can make an application for a Personal Injury Trust to be set up with the parents and a Solicitor as Trustees.

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Our specialist Submit your Court of Protection application team are considered leaders in the field and have a significant amount of expertise.
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Chloe Scarr

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James Pantling-Skeet

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