Case study: contested hearing on deputyship in the Court of Protection
Our Court of Protection solicitors recently advised the family of Ms P after her Local Authority made an application for a professional deputy to manage her assets.
Ms P felt strongly that, if anyone was to help her, her family members should help with her finances. Our specialist Court of Protection lawyers attempted to negotiate a settlement with the Local Authority to avoid the stress and cost of a final hearing. Unfortunately, the Local Authority refused all of the family’s proposals.
Following the contested final hearing, the Court of Protection agreed that a family member should be appointed as it was in Ms P’s best interests. The normal approach when appointing a Deputy is family members first, followed by a professional, such as a solicitor.
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While court contests are rare, our specialist Court of Protection solicitors offer support to family members wanting to become deputies, as well as acting as professional deputies where there is no one able or willing to be a deputy.