This is an application to the Court of Protection for someone to be appointed to make decisions on behalf of a person who has lost their mental capacity either through illness or injury, and where there is no Power of Attorney in place.
The deputyship will usually relate to property and financial matters but occasionally the Court will appoint a deputy concerning health and welfare.
A deputy must always act in the incapacitated person’s best interests, making sure that all decisions made are for their benefit.
Looking after a loved one’s finances, health and welfare can be too demanding and time-consuming. Our experienced solicitors are here to alleviate some of that pressure and can act as their professional deputy, allowing you to concentrate on providing them with love and care.
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) is the legal procedure used when it is necessary to deprive a person who lacks the mental capacity of their liberty regarding consenting to their care and treatment to keep them safe from harm.
Our team has the expertise to apply to challenge a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding Order (DOLS) and regularly represent all parties.