Dorset Solicitors for business and personal life
Phone 01202 294411 // firstname.lastname@example.org
If an individual loses the ability to manage their own affairs due to deterioration in their mental capacity and they have not made an Enduring Power of Attorney or Lasting Power of Attorney; we can assist with an application to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship Order.
A Deputyship Order is an order granted by the Court of Protection appointing an individual to manage the affairs of a person who lacks capacity.
The Court decides what decisions the Deputy may make including decisions ranging from the management of day-to-day financial matters to the sale of someone’s property and investments. The Court has full discretion as to the powers it grants to the Deputy
The Court further determines which level of supervision the Deputy is under. This can range from a very light approach to a far more onerous level of supervision, which will be determined by the Court. In most cases the Deputy will have to provide an annual report to the Court of Protection detailing the financial status of the individual concerned.
We are able to assist not only with the application to the Court but members of our experienced team routinely act as the Deputy for a wide range of vulnerable people.
We can carry out whatever financial work is required including paying bills, providing cash for personal expenses, ensuring all benefits are claimed, monitoring capital and income, completing tax returns and so on. We are happy to liaise closely with family, carers and social services to ensure that at all times our work is in the individual’s best interests.
For more information please contact our experienced Private Client team at our Lansdowne (01202 294411), Moordown (01202 527008) and Highcliffe (01425 282150) offices.
13 Christchurch Road
DX 7641 Bournemouth
277 Lymington Road
DX 45350 Highcliffe
912 Wimborne Road
DX 7641 (M) Bournemouth