Court of Protection

Court of Protection Applications

Where a Deputy has already been appointed and they do not have the authority to make a certain decision, or if a Deputy has not been appointed but a specific decision needs to be made on behalf of an incapacitated person, which they cannot make for themselves, a one-off application will need to be made to the Court of Protection.

We have experience in advising and assisting with all the applications listed below.

We can also assist with an application to the Court for retrospective approval if it comes to light that a decision was made outside the scope of your original authority.

The most common applications include:

  • A Statutory Will
  • Gift application
  • To sell/purchase a property
  • To make/amend financial investments
  • Relating to the withdrawal of life-sustaining medical treatment
  • Application relating to the issue of legal proceedings
  • Application relating to health and welfare decisions (including residence, contact, medical treatment, care, marriage and sexual relations)
  • Challenges to deprivation of liberty safeguards