Court of Protection

The Court of Protection is a specialist court that deals with matters relating to those individuals who do not have the mental capacity to manage their affairs themselves. This could be because of an injury, the onset of illness or for other reasons.

Our solicitors have been advising the people of West Lancashire and surrounding areas for over 200 years in relation to the options available to them via the Court of Protection.

Primarily, the court deals with applications from those who wish to be appointed to act on behalf of an individual who cannot manage their own affairs by virtue of mental incapacity. The court would appoint an individual as ‘Deputy’ and there are two kinds:

  • Property & Financial Affairs – This type of Deputy would primarily deal with financial matters and matters relating to property.
  • Health & Welfare – This type of Deputy would primarily deal with matters relating to the health and welfare of the person who is no longer able to make decisions themselves.

Anybody appointed as a Deputy must have regard to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and must always act in the best interest of those they have been appointed for.

We can advise on the application procedure to be appointed as Deputy for somebody else, the ongoing requirements once a Deputy has been appointed and the options available to a Deputy once they have been appointed.

We can also act as a Professional Deputy for an individual who no longer has the mental capacity to manage their own affairs. We have previously acted on behalf of individuals, families, local authorities and charities in this respect.

We have been advising the people of Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, Wigan, Parbold, Burscough, Formby, Southport and throughout Lancashire, Merseyside and nationwide for generations in relation to Court of Protection matters. Our specialist Court of Protection solicitors will be able to help you with your legal requirements.

If you would like further information about Court of Protection please call our offices or email Michael Prendergast.

01695 574201

Request Callback

Our People

Photo: Alexandra J Kenyon

Alexandra J Kenyon

Family and Divorce Read Bio
Photo: David H Lunn

David H Lunn

Commercial Property Read Bio
Photo: Michael Prendergast

Michael Prendergast

Private Client, Wills & Estate Administration Read Bio
Photo: Katherine Greenwood

Katherine Greenwood

Solicitor Read Bio
Photo: Allison McCormick

Allison McCormick

Solicitor Read Bio
Photo: Samuel Seagraves

Samuel Seagraves

Solicitor Read Bio
Photo: Jennifer Wall

Jennifer Wall

Solicitor Read Bio
Photo: Joanne Owen

Joanne Owen

Probate Executive Read Bio
Photo: Grainne McGuinness

Grainne McGuinness

Conveyancing Executive Read Bio
Photo: Alic Wright

Alic Wright

Trainee Solicitor Read Bio