Court of Protection

Court of Protection

The Court of Protection is a special court created to protect vulnerable individuals. The Office of the Public Guardian is the administrative arm of the Court of Protection and it deals with:

  • registration of Powers of Attorney; and
  • monitoring of Deputies and Attorneys through supervision; and
  • bringing cases to court where Deputies or Attorneys have acted incorrectly.

The Court of Protection:

  • makes decisions on the appointment of deputies for Property & Financial Affairs needs;
  • makes decisions on the appointment of deputies for Health & Welfare needs;
  • makes rulings on continuing appointments in the face of adverse information; and
  • deals with disputes which need the Court’s involvement

Where someone lacks capacity, the Court of Protection decides whether to appoint a deputy. The Court also oversees the process for putting in place a Will for someone lacking capacity. For those who cannot make decisions for themselves, they make rulings on estate planning and gifting.

We are experienced at making Court of Protection applications and provide the support you need to get it right