Trusts for the elderly, disabled and vulnerable individuals
The Court of Protection and Office of the Public Guardian protect and manage the financial affairs and personal welfare of people with mental incapacity.
The involvement of the Court of Protection can result from an accident rendering the client incapable; mental illness; medical accident; negligence or degenerative diseases.
Our dedicated team of specialist lawyers work with vulnerable clients to allow them to make decisions themselves so far as is possible, while ensuring they are given advice with their best interests in mind.
We can also assist you by providing support in dealing with the Court of Protection. This may include help in the process of the appointment of a Deputy by the court to act in a person’s interests. Our specialist team may also assist existing attorneys and Deputies in fulfilling their duties as well as in the appointment of new trustees to enable sale of a property, authorisation of gifts and making a statutory will, as well as a variety of other circumstances relating to elderly and vulnerable clients.
For many clients we act as a professional Deputy, liaising closely with the family and/or carers to fulfil their needs and act in the best interests of the client.
In most cases the need for the appointment of a Deputy and the lengthy application process involved can be avoided if you make a lasting power of attorney.
Many of our lawyers are members of Solicitors for the Elderly, a national organisation providing and promoting comprehensive and independent legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.