We have significant professional experience of working with clients that have lost mental capacity, for example as a result of a brain injury, and have helped those clients and their families consider the options open to them.
Our Court of Protection and Deputyship team is made up of specialist court of protection solicitors who work to provide families with a seamless service, offering reassurance that the most important decisions about their loved one’s financial affairs are being properly taken care of.
We offer direct and immediate help to families who may be struggling with a number of complex issues – such as property, finances, health and welfare – at a very demanding time, allowing them to focus on the care and rehabilitation of their injured loved one.
Thompsons’ Court of Deputyship service is provided by BBH Legal, a subsidiary law firm wholly owned by Thompsons.
FAQs about Court of Protection and Deputyship services
1. What is a deputy?
A deputy is someone chosen by the Court of Protection, in the absence of a lasting power of attorney, to make decisions on behalf of someone who has lost their mental capacity.
2. What is a deputyship order?
A deputyship order is issued by the Court of Protection and enables someone to make decisions on behalf of another person who has lost the mental capacity to do so. People apply for deputyship orders when there is no power of attorney in place.
3. Who can apply for a deputyship order?
If you are over 18 and (typically) a relative or close friend of someone who needs help to make decisions about their finances, health or wellbeing, you can apply to be a deputy. Professionals, such as solicitors or local authority representatives, can also be paid to act as deputies.
To learn more about the peace of mind that having an experienced and compassionate team to look after your loved one’s legal affairs post-injury can give or for expert advice on the matter, contact BBH Legal’s specialist court of protection solicitors by calling 0800 051 4218 or by clicking below.