Appointment of Deputies

When there isn’t a Power of Attorney document it may be necessary to make an application to the Office of the Public Guardian or the Court of Protection to appoint a Deputy.

Deputies are appointed by the Court of Protection (COP) to manage the property and affairs and/or personal welfare of someone who lacks capacity to make certain decisions for themselves.

This means they cannot make a decision for themselves at the time it needs to be made. They may still be able to make decisions for themselves at certain times.  People may lack mental capacity because, for example: they’ve had a serious brain injury or illness, they have dementia, or they have severe learning disabilities.

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Our specialist team will guide you through what is sometimes a very stressful and emotional process to ensure that you understand what is happening and the implications of the decisions you are making at every stage.


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