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Court of Protection

Sometimes, a person is unable to make decisions for themselves for a number of reasons such as a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, a brain injury or other medical condition. If the condition affects their ability to understand their situation or make decisions, they may be deemed to lack mental capacity. In these circumstances, it may be necessary for a person close to the affected individual to make an application to the Court of Protection.

The Court of Protection makes decisions about financial or welfare affairs for people who are unable to make decisions themselves due to a lack of mental capacity. The court can decide on a variety of matters, including whether a person has the ability to make a decision for themselves. In the event that a person is unable to make decisions for themselves due to a lack of capacity, the court will appoint an appropriate person or persons to make decisions on their behalf of the person who lacks capacity (known as a Deputy).

Our friendly and efficient team are able to advise upon and assist with the application to the Court of Protection and to provide advice and support for Deputies thereafter.

Contact us today at individuals@rdplaw.co.uk or call us on 01633 603107.

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Katie Kenealy

Associate Chartered Legal Executive

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