Mental Capacity & Court Of Protection
We are able to provide niche legal advice and assistance in relation to all aspects of Mental Capacity Law.
Many people are unaware of the importance of creating a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). There are two types of LPA one for Health and Welfare and one for Property and Financial Affairs.
You can create a LPA and confer powers on a person of your choosing to make decisions for you in the event that you become mentally incapacitated in the future. This will ensure any decisions in relation to your welfare and finances are undertaken with your wishes.
We can assist with the creation and registration of a Lasting Power of Attorney and this can be undertaken under a competitive fixed fee.
Please contact our team for further information.
We at Highcross Law Solicitors have experience of handling matters relating to the Court of Protection. The Court of Protection decides matters relating to individuals who are assessed as lacking mental capacity.
We have experience of directly advising and assisting carers and family members obtain Deputyship Orders from the Court of Protection for Health and Welfare and Property and Finance. We can provide this service under a fixed fee.
A Deputy is able to make decisions on behalf of the person lacking capacity so long as it is in the individuals best interests.
We can also advise and assist with contentious matters relating to welfare, residence and treatment decisions which can be put before the Court of Protection. We take a very sensitive and caring approach to such matters and understand the great pressures placed on individuals and families.
Our expertise also covers Adult Social Care law and therefore we are able to engage with Local Authorities in relation to:
– Best Interest Meetings
– Care Assessments
– Care Packages
– Direct payments and funding
– Statutory Complaints and Judicial Review