The Court of Protection can make decisions on financial or welfare matters for people who can’t make their own decisions at the time they need to be made (also known as ‘lacking mental capacity’). The court exists to safeguard vulnerable people who lack mental capacity to make decisions for themselves.
Here at Cygnet Law, we regularly advise and represent family members who have been made party to the Court of Protection proceedings, issued by Local Authorities or NHS Trusts. We also regularly act on behalf of the Official Solicitor, to act on behalf of individuals who lack capacity in Court of Protection proceedings.
We have extensive experience of Court of Protection law, including:
- Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
- Property and financial affairs – a financial deputy
- Personal welfare (health) – a personal welfare deputy
- Medical treatment decisions
- Care planning / residence disputes
- Disputes relating to treatment options, resources and best interests
- Best interest’s decision making
- Training to Local Authorities
- Residential care & support living
- Advice on LPAs and Deputies,
- Advice on decisions to refuse treatment
- Emergency and out of hours applications to Court.
Please contact us if you require any advice on anything above or wish to discuss your personal circumstances.