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Deputyship Applications

If a family member, loved one or close friend has lost the ability to make their own decisions, and they do not have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place, you may need to apply for a Deputyship order by applying to the Court of Protection for an order to give you authority to make decisions in their best interests.

At Bromleys our specialist Court of Protection and Deputyship solicitors are here to help you with your Deputyship application to ensure that you obtain your Deputyship order as quickly as possible and that you have the ongoing legal advice and support needed.

Contact us

To find out about how we can help, call us on 0161 330 6821, fill in our online form or email bromleys@bromleys.co.uk and we’ll call you back.

When you book a consultation we can provide you with a quote.

We are located in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester but we can assist wherever you are based.

Why choose Bromleys as your Court of Protection solicitors

At Bromleys our private client solicitors specialise in helping the vulnerable, whether they be vulnerable through age, infirmity, accident, life experiences or in assisting the family and friends of people who are mentally incapacitated and no longer able to manage their own financial affairs or make welfare related decisions.

At Bromleys we believe that Court of Protection work and Deputyship applications need a degree of sensitivity and empathy as well as specialists who are experts in Deputyship applications.

To discuss how we can help you contact us today.

Deputyship applications

If you are struggling to get answers, or your status as the next of kin or close friend of a person who is not capable of making their own decisions is not recognised, it can be frustrating and challenging. For example, you may need to access the person’s bank account to pay their household bills or arrange to sell a property to pay for nursing home fees.

To take these steps you need legal authority. This can be achieved either through a Lasting Power of Attorney (if the person made one before they lost capacity) or a Deputyship application to the Court of Protection.

The Court of Protection

The Court of Protection makes financial or welfare decisions for vulnerable people who are not able to make decisions for themselves because they have been medically assessed as not having the capacity to do so.

A Deputyship application to the Court of Protection involves you asking the court to appoint you as the court’s Deputy. The order gives you the legal authority to make decisions on behalf of the vulnerable person who is referred to as the protected party.

If you are appointed as a Deputy, you must act in the best interests of the person you are protecting and in accordance with the provisions of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and its associated Code of Practice.

Applying to become a Deputy

There are many reasons why you may need to apply for a Deputyship order. For example:

  • Your adult child may never have had capacity to make their own decisions
  • Your friend may have suffered a head trauma because of an accident
  • Your parent or in-law may have been diagnosed with Alzheimers or vascular dementia and is no longer be able to make their own decisions

At Bromleys we act on behalf of concerned family members or get invited to help a vulnerable person either by the NHS, local authorities or specialist personal injury solicitors.

Whatever the reasons behind your Deputyship application, at Bromleys we understand that a Court of Protection application is a major step and we will guide you through the application process and explain your role and responsibilities as a Deputy.

If you prefer, we can act as a professional Deputy. When you contact us about a Deputyship application, we will explain what is involved and outline all your options.

To discuss how we can help you contact us today.

Court of Protection Deputy options

A Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection can be appointed to make decisions about:

  • Property and financial affairs — so the Deputy can access the protected person’s finances and manage their financial affairs by ensuring all benefits are applied for or bills are paid
  • Health and welfare — to enable the Deputy to make health and welfare decisions. For example, to decide if the protected person should stay living in their family home with support from carers, move to a nursing home or if the person should undergo a type of medical treatment

A Deputyship application can be made for either or both types of Deputyships.

At Bromleys our experienced solicitors can talk you through what is involved in the Deputyship application process and help you make the application needed to assist the person you are trying to protect.

Contact us

To find out about how we can help, call us on 0161 330 6821, fill in our online form or email bromleys@bromleys.co.uk and we’ll call you back.

When you book a consultation we can provide you with a quote.

We are located in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester but we can assist wherever you are based.

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