Court of Protection applications
As well as dealing with applications to the Court of Protection to appoint a deputy to manage the affairs of someone who loses the capacity to do so themselves, it is often necessary to apply to the court in respect of other matters.
These could include:
- gifting of funds by the deputy on behalf of the person who has lost capacity
- the preparation and completion of a Will or trust for the person who has lost capacity
- replacing trustees who have lost capacity to act as trustees
- requesting the release of additional funds for specific expenditure, such as the purchase of a property for the person who has lost capacity
- requesting the investment of funds otherwise held on deposit with the Court Funds Office
- varying the terms of an order previously made by the Court of Protection
- cancelling the registration of an Enduring Power of Attorney
- where there is an objection to the registration of a Power of Attorney
In addition, we can also assist with applications to the Office of the Public Guardian, the administrative arm of the Court of Protection, in relation to:
- registering an Enduring Power of Attorney (by the attorneys) where the donor loses the ability to manage their own financial affairs
- registering Lasting Powers of Attorney (either by the donor or by their attorneys)
For more information on court of protection applications and to start a conversation on how we can help you please contact Glen Miles, Partner, Head of Vulnerable People, Private Client.