The Court of Protection
The Court of Protection:-
- Firstly decides whether a person has the capacity to make a particular decision
- Secondly makes declarations, decisions and Orders on financial and welfare matters effecting people who lack capacity
- Also appoints Deputies to make decisions for people who lack capacity and who are unable to make decisions themselves
- Removes Deputies and Attorneys when required to do so
- Finally decides whether an Enduring Power of Attorney (“EPA”) or Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”) is valid.
The Court of Protection may be asked to make decisions in situations where there is no valid EPA or LPA. When an EPA or LPA does not give authority to make a particular decision. This could be for example with regards to gifting or investments.
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Wills and Estate Planning Partner
Wills and Estate Planning Solicitor