Deputies & Attorneys

Deputies & Attorneys

We understand that at all stages; the most important thing is the best interest of the person at the heart of the dispute.

Disputes can arise when someone considers a decision has not been taken in the best interest of the person or where there is some doubt as to whether the person has capacity.

We act for Deputies, Attorneys defending challenges and those who are considering a challenge to the appointment.  Where necessary we will assist with applications to the Court of Protection and the Court of Protection process generally.

Recent examples of our work in this area include:

  • acting in the Court of Protection for the adult children of a donor in a dispute about a deputyship application by another family member
  • advising a Donor on mental capacity and decisions being made around their health and welfare for them
  • advising Donors creating Lasting Powers of Attorney on potential challenges which may be made once the LPAs are registered
  • applying in the Court of Protection to remove a Deputy appointed by an LPA

Costs

We are always happy to have an initial conversation without making a charge and we will discuss the funding options with you.

In many cases, the estate of the person about whom the matter relates may have to pay some or all of the costs of the process.  However, it is also important to understand that every court has the discretion to make a costs order against another party if it feels it appropriate to do so.

More information about Deputies generally can be found here and information on Attorneys can be found here.

What clients say

I found your service 1st class from the very beginning. Very friendly, understanding and very businesslike.

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