Meaby & Co, Lawyers Specialising in Court of Protection Matters
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the associated Code of Practice provide guidance in dealing with issues where an individual lacks capacity, however there are many circumstances in which the Court of Protection must become involved to establish what is in an individual’s best interests.
If the Court decides that a person lacks the mental capacity to deal with their own financial affairs, the Court of Protection can appoint a ‘Deputy’ (usually a close friend or family member), who is given the authority to make decisions on their behalf (under the Court’s supervision). The Court can also make decisions about healthcare and personal welfare matters.
If someone close to you loses capacity, whether through illness, injury or old age, it is essential that arrangements are put in place to deal with managing their financial affairs and, if necessary, selling or dealing with their property. Our specialist team at Meaby & Co can work with you through every step of the way, providing expert guidance and ensuring that you receive the best advice. We recognise that it can be a very emotional and stressful experience dealing with a loved one who becomes unable to manage their affairs and we are here to help.
If you would like to talk to us about The Court of Protection, please call the team on 020 7703 5034 or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org