Court of protection

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There may come a time when a family member or a friend may lose the mental capacity required to make important decisions regarding their financesproperty or health and welfare decisions.  At Wollen Michelmore we understand the pressure this can put on the individual’s family and friends, which is why our dedicated team of Court of Protection Solicitors can help guide you through this difficult and emotional situation every step of the way, so that someone becomes legally accountable and responsible for making decisions about these matters.  Getting the right legal framework in place means that the individual’s finances and property can be properly managed in their best interests and, any health or welfare decisions that need to be made can be made by the most appropriate person to make those decisions. 

If you care concerned about yourself or someone else managing an incapacitated person’s affairs or if you are concerned about people managing your own affairs, our specialised Court of Protection Lawyers can help with: 

  • Appointing a deputy or acting as a deputy 
  • Removing inappropriate or ineffective attorneys or deputies 
  • Supporting deputies and attorneys to act within the legal framework 
  • Creating lasting powers of attorney or registering existing enduring powers of attorney 
  • Applications to the Court of Protection to make statutory wills, lifetime gifts and creating and managing trusts and trustees 
  • Setting up and helping to manage personal injury award trusts, including those for children 
  • Acting for the incapable individual or the applicant in Court of Protection health and welfare disputes 
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) challenges or reviews 

We are an award-winning Devon law firm with offices in Torquay, Newton Abbot, Dartmouth, Exeter and Barnstaple.  We’ve been established for 150 years and, in 2017, we received the Law Society’s prestigious national Excellence in Private Client Practice award.  

We offer fixed-fee packages and other pricing options to suit your needs and are happy to have an initial chat without obligation – contact us today. 

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