Private Clients 

Court of Protection and Deputyship 

Why we are the right lawyers for you

  • FREE initial telephone advice
  • FREE first interview to discuss your needs
  • Members of the team are appointed to the Office of the Public Guardian's Panel of court-approved deputies
  • We are able to visit you at home if this is appropriate 

What they say about us

"Over the 9  years Freeths’s Court of Protection professional  deputy’s team has acted for my son, I have found them not only highly efficient in the  management of his financial affairs, but also sympathetic to the effect brain injury has on his life.  They are always available to discuss the problems and challenges he  faces, and to help with practical solutions where they can."

                                                                                            Recent Client

Unfortunately, there can come a time in a person’s life when they are unable to make decisions about their finances, health or welfare, which can be upsetting for them and their family. If an Enduring Power of Attorney or Lasting Power of Attorney is not already in place, our expert team of Court of Protection Solicitors can help you to manage your affairs We work with those who have  mental capacity impairment  as a result of catastrophic accident or clinical negligence, old age, mental illness and learning difficulties. 

We have many years’ experience in dealing with all aspects of Court of Protection work. We can advise and deal with all applications to the Court of Protection under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 including:
  • one-off decisions by the Court concerning a client’s financial affairs or welfare issues
  • applications for the appointment of a professional or lay Deputy
  • applications for the approval of tax planning, gifts, settlements and Statutory Wills.
Melanie Williams, Jane Maitland and Zandra Houston work as Professional Deputies in cases sent directly to us. We accept referrals from clients’ families, solicitors, case managers, local authorities, charities and investment managers. 

We have financial and record keeping structures in place tailored for this type of financial management to include expertise in the reporting and taxation requirements expected of Deputies.  We can provide as much or as little support as is required by lay deputies in meeting the responsibilities of their role. We have experience in the care, Social Services and benefits systems and we can provide guidance and support to ensure that all available state funding is being received. 

We provide support to solicitors with expert witness statements which will identify the full range of responsibilities of a professional Deputy and which put a monetary value on those tasks for the purposes of a litigation claim involving incapacity. 

To read our guide to issues around Court of Protection and deputyship click here.

Our Court of Protection team is actively involved with The Silverlining, a national charity which provides support for all those affected by brain injury including friends and family.  Please see the video below to gain insight into our recent fund raising activity for the charity.  

Request more information from our Court of Protection team by emailing us here, or call us on 01865 781000. We would be happy to meet with you to discuss your needs in detail and how we can help. 

Testimonials

"We are so grateful to you for all your help in assisting us to provide the best safeguards and support for Benjamin. It takes a huge team of people to support Benjamin, and those like him, and your efforts in providing clear and timely advice have been so helpful to us all. We cannot recommend you highly enough, as you have made a difficult and complicated process quite straightforward!"

Recent comment from a client