Private Client | Deputyships
If a loved one is unable to manage their own affairs or make their own decisions regarding their personal welfare, you may need to obtain a form of authority to act on their behalf. If they have already made a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney then this should be used in the first instance. However, if someone loses capacity before having had the chance to make a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney an application to the Court will have to be made for what is called Deputyship. Deputyship is usually given to a close friend, family member or professional and a formal application to the Court of Protection must be made. Applying for Deputyship can be a daunting procedure. At Heppenstalls, we have a number of experts who can assist you every step of the way, providing valuable support at a difficult time.
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