Capacity and the Court of Protection

RadcliffesLeBrasseur acts in substantial Court of Protection cases both for institutional providers and for private individuals. Its clients include NHS trusts in London and across the UK. Legal 500 2017

In the absence of a lasting power of attorney (LPA) or enduring power of attorney (EPA) or where there are issues over the attorney, it is necessary to apply to the Court of Protection to appoint a deputy.

Our team is experienced in making applications for appointment of a deputy, as well as applications for making gifts, selling property and making statutory wills. We will make a complex process that much easier for our clients.

Our Court of Protection work includes assisting deputies with their legal duties by completing Court of Protection documentation, deputyship accounts and returns.

We advise on advance decisions (the provision and withdrawal of medical treatment, also known as living wills) and welfare issues including the provision of care in both hospitals and care homes.

We provide a professional service that is at all times sensitive and understanding of the issues at stake.

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