Court of Protection and deputyship

It is time to consider applying to the Court of Protection for Deputyship, when you or a loved one begin losing mental capacity. If a Lasting Power of Attorney is not in place, the only option to enable the ongoing effective management of financial matters is through a Court of Protection Deputyship Order.

For more information about the Court of Protection or on acting as a deputy and your responsibilities, contact our private client team.

If you or a loved one begin exhibiting signs of Dementia, Alzheimer's or any other limiting impairment we know how distressing it can be. We want to make sure that the security of your or your loved one's assets isn't a concern, leaving you can focus on what matters most.

We offer support and guidance to ensure deputies are able to carry out their role and we advise with the practical daily administrative tasks, monitor banking and financial accounts and coordinate administration.

 

OUR SERVICES

Ways we can support you with Court of Protection and deputyship:

  • Assisting with Deputyship Applications and other applications to the Court of Protection  

  • Completing all paperwork required to obtain a Deputyship Order

  • Coordinating service of papers and submission of documents and medical evidence.

  • Guidance through the deputyship process to the point at which an order is issued, enabling the ongoing management of property and financial affairs. 

Beyond helping with the Court of Protection process we are also on hand to assist with the subsequent management of any property and financial affairs issues that you may have. We can prepare Court accounts, administer financial affairs and coordinate health and welfare packages.

 

Appointing a deputy to manage the financial affairs of an individual lacking capacity can be a difficult process. Our expert team is here to make the process as simple as possible, allowing you peace of mind over the protection of you or a loved one’s assets in the face of a capacity act diagnosis.

"Working with Argo has been calm, straightforward and incredibly reassuring. I could not recommend them highly enough"

- Mrs Normal, Maidstone

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Court of Protection and deputyship FAQs

What is the Court of Protection?


A specialist court that makes decisions about property, financial and personal welfare for those who lack capacity to make the decisions themselves.




Who can become a Deputy?


Anyone over the age of 18 can apply to the Court of Protection to become a deputy. It could be a family member, a friend or a lawyer.




Does the Deputy have complete control?


No, the deputy can only do what is stated in the court order.