Court of Protection

Court of Protection

The Court of Protection is a specialist Court dealing with issues surrounding people who no longer have the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves.

If you lose mental capacity and have no Lasting Power of Attorney then an application can be made to the Court of Protection to appoint a “Deputy” to make decisions on your behalf.

If a person has lost mental capacity then it is too late to put in place a Lasting Power of Attorney.

The Deputy will usually be a family member or friend who is willing to take on the role.  Occasionally it will be appropriate to have a professional Deputy, such as a solicitor or accountant.  Crane & Walton are happy to act as professional Deputies and already do so for numerous clients.

The role of Deputy can be an onerous one and is not one to be entered into without the correct advice.  Deputies are legally responsible for dealing with the individual's property and finances and are required to keep detailed financial records.  Deputies can only act within the scope of the Order granted by the Court and are required to report to the Court annually as to how that person’s affairs have been managed.

It is important that Deputies seek the relevant professional advice.

30 South Street
Ashby de la Zouch
LE65 1BT

Telephone: 01530 414111
Fax: 01530 417022
Office Hours: 9:00am to 5.00pm
113 - 117 London Road

Telephone: 0116 2551901
Fax: 0116 2555864
Office Hours: 9:15am to 5.00pm
21 - 25 London Road
LE67 3JB

Telephone: 01530 834466
Fax: 01530 810886
Office Hours: 9:00am to 5.00pm
William's Yard, Derby Road
DE73 8JR

Telephone: 01332 863810

Office Hours: 9:00am to 5.00pm
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