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court of protection & the mental capacity act 2005

If you have concerns that someone close to you lacks the capacity to manage their financial affairs, Lees Solicitors can help with the provision of ongoing assistance from a professional deputy.

Working in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act 2005, we can offer the support vulnerable clients require. As well as enabling them to make their own decisions as far as possible, we can also ensure they receive appropriate legal advice.

choosing a deputy

When a person cannot manage their own affairs, a deputy will need to be appointed to oversee these matters on their behalf. This is often a trusted family member, while in some cases a solicitor may be assigned this role.

Our dedicated in-house team is led by Head of Court of Protection Jane MacGregor, a principal of the firm and a panel deputy of the Court of Protection Panel of Deputies. If you need assistance with your financial affairs, we can provide a comprehensive service that is tailored to meet your needs.

Where you have elected a deputy of your own choosing, we can help them to carry out all the functions of their role effectively, giving advice and guidance where appropriate.

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For help understanding court of protection rules, as well as practical guidance once a deputy has been appointed, call Lees Solicitors on 0800 387 927. We will assess all aspects of your case in order to give you the most relevant, useful feedback possible.

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What is a deputy?

A deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection to manage someone's affairs when they have lost capacity.  People can lose capacity for a variety of different reasons including Alzheimer's/Dementia/brain injury.

How do I make the application to become a Deputy?

You will need to complete forms and send them to the Court of Protection.  There are a number of forms to choose from.  The forms that you will need to complete will depend on the application that you are making.  A member of the team at Lees can help you with this.

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"I have dealt with two of your solicitors for two separate matters, both of whom have been excellent, I would urge anyone needing a solicitor to look no further than Lees."

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The staff at Birkenhead have always acted impeccably and I can't thank them all enough, in what has been a very traumatic and stressful time for me and my family - but onwards and upwards.

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