Court Protection Deputy Deputyship Capacity Solicitors Melton Loughborough Leicestershire Latham
Making Court of Protection Applications
The forms and procedures for making applications in the Court of Protection can be extremely daunting.
The Court of Protection is a specialist Court which deals with matters relating to individuals who lack the capacity to make decisions.
The Court of Protection can make the necessary decisions and/or appoint deputies to make such decisions. The court will always act in the best interests of those who lack capacity.
The Mental Capacity Act 2005 seeks to define how decisions can be made on behalf of those who lack mental capacity due to reasons such as dementia, stroke, disability, mental health or head injury.
At Latham & Co we can offer advice, assistance and representation from both our Melton Mowbray and Loughborough Offices by:-
- Advising whether a Court of Protection application is appropriate
- Advising on the procedures for making an application
- Assisting with or completing the various forms on your behalf
- Serving the appropriate notices within the specified time frames
- Advising appointed Deputies of their ongoing duties
The legal fees for making an application in the Court of Protection are set by the Court of Protection and the work is undertaken on a fixed fee basis.