Court of Protection and Deputyship

"The team is outstanding in its delivery of client care, it always has time for the clients and the team has an understanding and sympathetic manner when dealing with its vulnerable client base."

Legal 500 UK 2020

Very strong team. Simon Hardy is extremely bright and a great strategist."

Legal 500 UK 2020

Kingsley Napley LLP provides 'an excellent service to its vulnerable clients."

Legal 500 UK 2019

Simon Hardy has a 'personal touch with clients, ... is very knowledgeable and has a real empathy with his clients."

Legal 500 UK 2019

Anita Gill ... is 'hugely experienced and a respected panel deputy and COP practitioner."

Legal 500 UK 2018 

Simon Hardy ... is dedicated to his clients and really knows his stuff,  while clients say that he is everything that a Court of Protection solicitor should be."

Chambers UK 2017

Services

Appointing a Deputy

If you lose capacity and have not already made a Power of Attorney, you may have to apply to the Court of Protection to appoint a deputy.

Changing your Deputy

If you lack capacity and need the support of a deputy to manage your financial affairs, it is essential that you work with the right person.

Professional Deputyship Service

We are regularly appointed by the Court of Protection to act as a professional deputy for individuals who lack capacity.

Supporting Deputies

Becoming a deputy is only the first part of a long journey. As specialists in Court of Protection work we can support you in this important role.

Buying, Adapting and Selling a Property

Buying or selling a property is often the biggest financial decision most people make, this is especially so for an individual who lacks capacity.

Gifts and Tax Planning

As either a deputy or attorney you will only usually have very limited powers to make gifts on behalf of the person you are acting for.

Statutory Wills

The Court of Protection has powers under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to authorise the making of a statutory will.

Personal Injury Trusts

If you have received an award of compensation and you claim benefits, then you may wish to consider setting up a personal injury trust.

Court of Protection and Deputyship FAQs

The Court of Protection helps people no longer capable of making their own decisions, usually by authorising the appointment of a deputy.

Buying, Adapting and Selling a Property

Buying or selling a property is often the biggest financial decision most people make, this is especially so for an individual who lacks capacity.

Medical Negligence & Personal Injury

Led by partners with over 25 years of experience in this area, our lawyers are recognised as specialists in clinical negligence and personal injury.

Professional Deputyship Service

We are regularly appointed by the Court of Protection to act as a professional deputy for individuals who lack capacity.

Cerebral Palsy and Birth Injury Claims

Our experienced medical negligence solicitors secure the best results dealing with complex claims arising from cerebral palsy and brain injuries.

Personal Injury Claims

We deal with all sorts of personal injury claims, including road traffic cases, school and workplace injuries, holiday claims and sexual abuse claims.

Court of Protection and Deputyship Insights

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Blogs

How can vulnerable individuals be protected financially when getting married and is a pre-nuptial agreement the answer?

How should a deputy manage a person’s investments?

Will my children steal my money when I'm old?

Speak now or forever hold your peace: A daughter’s failed attempt to prevent her father’s remarriage and protect her inheritance

Powers of attorney: too risky?

It’s my money! Why isn’t my deputy listening to me?

Horse Riding and Spinal Injuries

Can an iPad save my life?

Deputyship – providing day to day support in the management of finances, property and affairs

Pregnancy test drug Primodos to be reviewed by UK regulator following discovery of files in state archive

Providing daily support to a deputy

Returning to Work After a Spinal Cord Injury

The death of a child without a will — is it time to change the law?

Court of Protection - challenges and tips for Deputies when buying a property abroad

The ‘secretive’ Court of Protection opens up to media under transparency pilot

New standards announced for professional and local authority deputies

Update on cases from the Court of Protection – on gifts, loans and funding for care

Update on cases from the Court of Protection

Double whammy – when medical negligence compensation awards are squandered

Criticisms of the Court of Protection – are they justified?

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