The Court of Protection

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.

If you have a query or would like to book an appointment please get in touch with our First Contact team on 01256 320555 or email


  • nia-wharry

    Nia Wharry

    Wills and Estate Planning Partner

  • claire-redhead

    Claire Redhead

    Wills and Estate Planning Partner

  • ian-kershaw

    Ian Kershaw


  • Helen Beach

    Wills and Estate Planning Solicitor

  • Ian Beavon

    Wills and Estate Planning Legal Executive

  • stacey-harman

    Stacey Taylorson

    Legal Secretary

  • jill-scott

    Jill Scott

    Legal Secretary

  • Diane Thompson

    Legal Secretary