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  • Overview

    Court of Protection Lawyers based in the Southeast

    When an individual lacks the capacity to manage their financial affairs, they need someone to help them with important financial decisions. A Court of Protection lawyer can help a person to make decisions should they lack the ability to do so themselves due to learning difficulties, old age, mental health problems or due to the result of sustaining an acquired brain injury following an accident or medical negligence.

    You might need a Court of Protection lawyer if:

    • You want a family member, friend or lawyer to take over the management of your financial affairs either now or in the future
    • You are concerned about a loved one’s capacity to manage their affairs
    • You are responsible for managing someone’s financial affairs (as a deputy or because you have Power of Attorney)
    • You are concerned about the way someone’s affairs are being managed

    We can put safeguards in place to ensure decisions are made in the best interests of a person who lacks capacity to manage their affairs.

    The Court of Protection makes decisions relating to the property, finances and welfare of people who lack mental capacity. The Court can delegate some of its authority by appointing a deputy.  A Court of Protection lawyer is an expert who can assist you with Court of Protection matters.

    Our specialist team of Court of Protection lawyers can help to:

    • Explain the Court of Protection rules and options and guide you through the process
    • Help you apply to have a deputy appointed for a relative or friend
    • Act as a deputy for you or for a relative or friend who lacks capacity
    • Help existing deputies make applications (e.g. for gifts, wills and property transactions)
    • Offer practical legal advice to elderly clients
    • Prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney and advise donors and attorneys
    • Set up a personal injury trust
    • Act in contentious litigation situations e.g where an application is contested
    • Act as an expert witness for litigation lawyers when considering past and future professional costs
       

    Why choose Thomson Snell & Passmore?

    • We have one of the largest, dedicated teams of specialists in the country, offering an efficient, personal and tailored service of a quality that few firms undertaking this work are able to provide
    • The Legal 500 2015 awarded us 'Firm of the Year' for our specialist work. This prestigious, national award means a great deal to the team who, without the feedback or recommendation from our clients and peers, would not be able to celebrate this award
    • Eddie Fardell and Brian Bacon are highly regarded experts with many years of experience between them. Eddie is on the Court of Protection User Group and both he and Brian regularly receive direct referrals from other solicitors, barristers and professionals
    • We provide straightforward, practical advice and have the skills and experience to ensure that the right decisions are made. We liaise with family, friends and care professionals and handle each situation with sensitivity
    • We have particular experience in dealing with issues related to brain and birth injuries and managing large personal injury or clinical negligence awards. We work closely with our specialist Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence teams
    • We manage the affairs of many elderly clients who suffer from dementia

    Further help and information on Court of Protection can be found here:

    If you need assistance with understanding Court of Protection rules, procedures or regulations, please refer to the helpful resources listed here:

    www.gov.uk/court-of-protection

    Please see our information sheets: The Court of Protection and the deputy and The Court of Protection and the professional deputy

    Contact us

    Call us on 01892 510000 to arrange a no obligation meeting where our Court of Protection lawyers can come to you and will clearly explain the options and the processes involved. Alternatively visit our ‘contact us’ page for details of our two offices providing meeting locations in Tunbridge Wells and Dartford.

     

     

           

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