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The Court of Protection is there to help you if you or a loved one suffers from the effects of a serious brain injury or stroke or dementia, or a friend or family member suffers from learning disabilities or mental illness.
The Court of Protection makes decisions and appoints deputies to act on behalf of people who are unable to make decisions about their personal health, finance or welfare.
The Court is also able to make decisions on behalf of the person concerned where the family may disagree as to the type of care and medical treatment the person needs or how to deal with their assets.
People of all ages who are mentally incapacitated and vulnerable because of injury or illness may need the Court of Protection. The Court can assist and guide with the management of a person's financial affairs through the appointment of a “Deputy”. The Court may be asked to determine a particular issue relating to their care, medical treatment or their ability to make certain decisions for themselves.
Wright Solicitors can help guide you through the process of dealing with the Court of Protection. Our experts are on hand to provide clear and practical help and advice concerning this specialised area of law, whether it be filing an application for the appointment of a Deputy or making an application for the Court to determine an issue about a vulnerable person’s care and welfare.