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  • Overview

    Award winning team of deputyship lawyers

    What is a Deputy?

    A deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection to manage the affairs of someone who lacks the mental capacity to make decisions about their property, financial affairs and other matters. A deputy can be:

    The Court appoints a deputy only when someone lacks capacity, and usually where there is no Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) or Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in place. However, even if there is an EPA or LPA in place, there are situations where it might still be appropriate and in the person’s best interests for a deputy to be appointed instead – such as where there is going to be a damages award.

    What is the difference between a Lasting Power of Attorney and a Court of Protection Deputyship?

    A Lasting Power of Attorney is made by the person before he or she loses capacity. A deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection  after the person loses capacity.

    How our Court of Protection lawyers can help with Deputyship matters

    • The Thomson Snell & Passmore Trust Corporation, can act as professional deputies to administer the property and financial affairs of the person who lacks capacity. To find out more, read our information sheet: Thomson Snell & Passmore Trust Corporation
    • Assist with applications to the Court of Protection for a relative or friend to be appointed as a lay deputy
    • Support lay deputies through the decision making process by advising on legal matters
    • Advise and assist deputies with applications to the Court of Protection for statutory wills, gifts, and property transactions
    • Provice an expert witness service
    • Help you to understand the duties of a Court of Protection deputy

    Why choose Thomson Snell & Passmore?

    We have one of the largest specialist Court of Protection teams in the country, offering a personal and tailored service that few firms undertaking this work can provide.

    We have a great deal of experience in this area of practice.  We have a dedicated team of lawyers specialising in Court of Protection work. Partners in the firm, both personally and as Directors of our Trust Corporation, act as the professional deputy in over 250 cases. Our Court of Protection team has been ranked by Chambers and The Legal 500, two independent legal directories, in the top tier for Court of Protection work in the UK. We are one of only three firms in the country to achieve this status. 

    Eddie Fardell and Brian Bacon are highly regarded experts, with many  years of  experience between them and both regularly receive direct referrals from other solicitors, barristers and professionals.

    Eddie is named in Chambers 2018 in the 'Ranked Lawyer' list as a Band 1 'Leader in their Field', in Court of Protection Property and Affairs work (one of only five practitioners to achieve this ranking nationally). Brian is ranked in Chambers as a Band 2 ‘Leader in their Field’, also in Court of Protection Property and Affairs work. Partner Catherine Fuller was also noted as a ‘next generation lawyer’ in The Legal 500.

    Our deputyship team provides straightforward, practical advice and have the experience to ensure we secure the best possible outcome for a vulnerable or elderly person who lacks mental capacity.

    We have particular experience in dealing with issues for severely disabled clients (including people with brain injuries and birth injuries) and managing large personal injury or clinical negligence awards. We also manage the affairs of many elderly clients suffering from dementia.

    Further help

    www.gov.uk/court-of-protection

    www.justice.gov.uk/about/opg

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

    Call us on 01892 510000 to arrange an initial no obligation consultation where we will clearly explain the options and the processes involved.

        

  • Latest Updates

    Representing an adult who has cognitive deficits following a road traffic accident when they were six

    P was involved in a road traffic accident in 2001 when she was just six years old.  As a result of the accident, P suffered a severe brain injury. P made a remarkable recovery from her injuries, but has been left with some cognitive deficits.  She struggles with organisation, budgeting and planning.  She can be very impulsive and disinhibited.  She also suffers from fatigue.

    Staffordshire County Council v SRK and others: implications for deputies and local authorities.

    The decision of Mr Justice Charles in the case of Staffordshire County Council v SRK [2016] EWCOP 27 has impacted on the practices and responsibilities of professional Deputies in cases where there is a substantial and privately funded care regime.  This article addresses the key facts and the impact this will have on deputies and the Court.

    Frequently asked questions about the Rehabilitation Code

    We answer frequently asked questions regarding the Rehabilitation Code including it's purpose along with what the code states and how to code will help someone with a brain injury.

    Thomson Snell & Passmore’s nationally ranked Court of Protection team awarded The Legal 500 UK 2015 firm of the year

    Leading South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore is delighted to announce their Court Of Protection team has been awarded The Legal 500 UK 2015 firm of the year. 

    Nationally ranked Court of Protection team awarded The Legal 500 UK team of the year 2015

    Leading South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore is delighted to announce their Court Of Protection team has been awarded 'Firm of the Year' by The Legal 500 UK 2015 for their specialist work in this area. The team are unique as they are top ranked nationally by both The Legal 500 and Chambers UK directories, and have been for the last few years.

    Making gifts on P’s behalf

    A property and affairs deputy will usually have authority to make gifts on P’s behalf. But the scope and extent of this authority is limited, and any proposed gift needs to be carefully considered. This is an issue we have dealt with on numerous occasions, and this article details the factors we consider when a gift is being contemplated.

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