The Court of Protection has responsibility for protecting vulnerable people if other arrangements have not been put in place.
If a person loses mental capacity a friend or relative can apply to look after their money. That person will be appointed their "Deputy" and the Court of Protection will monitor the arrangement.
If there is no suitable person to be a Deputy the Court of Protection has a panel of pre-approved solicitors who are qualified to act as deputies. We are very experienced in dealing with such cases and with the Court of Protection.
The Court of Protection also has the authority to decide disputes surrounding Lasting Powers of Attorney/Enduring Powers of Attorney; they can also approve a Statutory Will for a vulnerable person.
The Office of the Public Guardian is the administrative arm of the Court of Protection.
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