Court of Protection


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Court of Protection

The UK Court responsible for looking after the financial affairs of people who cannot legally do it themselves because of lack of capacity.

CoP duties
Granting Enduring Powers of Attorney, making wills, and giving general guidance, directions and orders for managing property and financial affairs.
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And he said there was likely to be a "very significant" increase in the number of "deprivation of liberty" cases Court of Protection judges would be asked to monitor.
The Court of Protection is part of the High Court and examines issues relating to vulnerable and sick people.
These involve people who are no longer capable of dealing with their affairs and an application has to be made to the Court of Protection to appoint someone to act on their behalf.
A: If your father signed an enduring power of attorney before he became mentally infirm, then if he has now become mentally incapacitated, the attorney must apply to the Court of Protection to register the power of attorney.
There he advised clients with administration of estates, wills, estate and tax planning and court of protection work amongst other areas.
Judge Nicholas Marston at the Court of Protection ruled the council had unlawfully deprived P of her liberty and said the lack of a "proper investigation" showed a "systematic failure".
Mr Justice Hedley, sitting in the Court of Protection in London, said so far as possible those with learning difficulties must not be dressed "in forensic cotton wool" but allowed to make mistakes like everybody else.
This sum will be invested in the Court of Protection, on his behalf, solely for this use.
Birmingham solicitors have welcomed the installation of a new Court of Protection facility in the city to hear cases for the mentally incapacitated as a triumph for equal access to justice.
Since the Court of Protection hearing started three years ago, the man has been prevented from having sex with his partner and can only see her under supervision.
Mrs Justice Eleanor King, sitting at the Court of Protection in London, granted declarations to an NHS Trust which said it would not be in the "best interests" of the 29-year-old woman to subject her to "forcible feeding".
He is currently chairman of the Birmingham branch of Solicitors for the Elderly and is on the Court of Protection Panel of Professional Receivers.