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Deputyship Application Solicitors In Liverpool City Centre

When a person lacks the mental capacity to make timely and reliable decisions for themselves, a family member will need to make a Deputyship application to the Court of Protection under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 for authority to make decisions on their behalf. This assumes that no Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is in place to deal with the individual’s loss of mental function. Typical reasons for Deputyship applications include a person developing dementia later in life, and other brain illnesses and injuries.

A person lacking mental capacity may still be able to make the right decisions for themselves at certain times, but will be unable to deal with, for example, financial institutions, utility companies and medical care providers consistently in their own interests. Following a successful application to the Court of Protection, a Deputy will be handed the legal authority to deal with institutions of this kind on the individual’s behalf. The fee for a Deputyship application to the Court of Protection is £385. The services of a solicitor are necessary to prepare the application and notify the interested parties that it is being made.

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A Deputyship can cover either a person’s property and financial affairs or their health and personal welfare. A property and financial affairs Deputy may be given the authority to access and control a person’s bank account (as well as the power to open a ‘Deputy’ bank account if necessary), deal with other relevant financial institutions, utility companies and government bodies, such as the Department for Work and Pensions, and pay the individual’s bills and other outgoings.

A health and personal welfare Deputyship will hand the Deputy control of a person’s medical care and treatment, as well as the ability to decide where and with whom they will live. Health and welfare Deputyship applications are often made in scenarios where there is disagreement among family members over an individual’s personal care, including their medical treatment and where they should live. The Deputy is given the exclusive power to resolve such disagreements, and their legal authority to make decisions will not be open to challenge by any third party, except the Court of Protection.
Deputies are obliged to act in the best interests of the person lacking mental capacity at all times, and the decisions they can make on the latter’s behalf will be precisely defined by the Deputyship order. For these reasons, it is essential to seek reliable legal advice regarding the process before making an application.

Louise Nelson has been handling Deputyship applications and Court of Protection matters in Liverpool and Merseyside for over 39 years. She and her team will be happy to offer you a no obligation quotation.

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Our firm has years of experience in wills, trusts and probate matters in the city of Liverpool and across Merseyside.

We offer a no obligation quotation, a premium service at competitive fixed fees and home visits.

Our service is different from 'online' companies and most local firms. Your case will be handled from start to finish by Louise Nelson, a solicitor with 39 years experience in these matters. Louise is assisted by Fran Cartwright, a talented solicitor specialising in this area of law. Included in the fixed fee is a face-to-face meeting at our Liverpool City Centre offices.

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Louise Nelson is a solicitor with 39 years experience in wills, trusts & probate matters. Louise and her team will be happy to offer you a no obligation quotation.
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Fran Cartwright is Louise Nelson's assisting solicitor in the wills, trusts & probate department at Bartletts Solicitors.

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