Court of Protection disputes
The Court of Protection makes decisions on financial and/or welfare matters for people who lack the mental capacity to make decisions at the time they need to be made.
The Court of Protection is also responsible for giving permission to enable an individual to make one-off decisions or ongoing decisions on behalf of an incapacitated person if the individual is appointed to act as the Deputy for people who lack mental capacity.
One of our Partners, Michael Culver, is a court appointed panel Deputy which means he is appointed in situations where there is nobody else suitable, or where there are no family members who can take on this role. The court appoints Michael in his professional capacity to act as Deputy for those in need, and as such we have significant experience in managing the finances of many different people who lack mental capacity, such as those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, learning difficulties, or brain damage.
We can also represent charities who find themselves embroiled in Court of Protection proceedings, and assist with contentious Court of Protection matters where there are disputes or disagreements surrounding an incapacitated person.
Further, incapacitated people are very often the victims of financial abuse, which is the term used when somebody is stealing or defrauding another person of their money or property.
We are always happy to talk on an initial no obligation and informal basis so please email or call one of the team.