The Court of Protection’s role is to make decisions for people that do not have the ability to make decisions for themselves, for example if they develop and illness or have an accident.

If a person does not have mental capacity, they are unable to make a Lasting Power of Attorney. In that scenario, an application will need to be made to the Court of Protection to make a deputyship order to appoint a deputy to make decisions.

In some situations, attorneys acting under a Lasting Power of Attorney will need to make an application to the Court before they can make certain decisions, for example if they want to change a person’s Will.

We have extensive experience with applications to Court of Protection.

We pride ourselves on offering a personalised service and you will be allocated your own solicitor who will guide you through the process from start to finish. All of our solicitors are full members of STEP and are considered leading experts in this area of law.

We can meet you at home, our office, your office or any other location to suit you. We also offer meetings by online video (such as Zoom, Skype and Teams) or by telephone.

 

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Our approach

We offer a sensitive and compassionate service for all of our clients. We will advise you of the available options and talk you through matters that should be considered. You will be allocated your own solicitor who will work with you to guide you through the process. They will also act for you whenever you instruct Spall Clark Solicitors.

 

How much does it cost

Our costs are based upon an hourly rate set and approved by the Court of Protection. The costs below are estimates based upon the average time we expect it to take to complete an application.

Estimate of between £2,500 to £4,000

We are not presently charging VAT on our fees

For further information please see our price list

 

How long will it take

Each case is different but it can take between six and nine months for a deputyship application to be completed. However, in urgent cases, the Court of Protection have a procedure in place to complete applications more quickly.

 

What our clients say about our solicitors

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