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A deputy is an individual appointed by the Court of Protection to manage the finances and/or personal welfare of another person who does not have the mental capacity to manage their affairs themselves.
Once a person has lost their mental capacity, a deputyship application by a third-party may be necessary and is often the only alternative if the person lacking capacity has not previously made a Lasting Power of Attorney.
Any person over the age of 18 can make an application to be a deputy - in many cases this will be a spouse or a close relative. If you are becoming concerned about your, or a loved one’s, ability to effectively manage your affairs, we can assist and support you.
It will be necessary to appoint a professional deputy in many cases where there is no one willing or able to take on the role, or where the person lacking mental capacity has a large estate.
Veronica Mullins is authorised to manage the financial or welfare affairs of those who are unable to look after their own business or personal interests.
We can assist you in making applications for the appointment of deputies, administer deputyships and have experts approved by the court to take on the role of a professional deputy.
Ramsdens Solicitors is ranked in the prestigious Legal 500. We have the knowledge and expertise required to assist you with all Court of Protection-related issues.
We also understand the sensitive nature of such cases, and will endeavour to treat your case with the utmost care.
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