Court of Protection

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Our Court of Protection solicitors have protected the interests of vulnerable people, in Newcastle upon Tyne, for over 30 years and are now doing so in South Shields.  The Court of Protection will make decisions for people who do not have  the mental capacity to make them for themselves.

Usually, a deputy (often a family member) will manage the person’s property, financial affairs or health and personal issues.  If someone you care about hasn’t the capacity to make important decisions, our experienced Court of Protection solicitors in Newcastle or South Shields can advise and assist you.

Our solicitors can represent concerned family members when there are issues concerning a relative’s health and welfare and a decision is needed from the Court of Protection.  This could include issues such as where the relative should live and with whom or whether they should receive a particular treatment.

We can also act on behalf of the Official Solicitor (appointed by the court to represent the incapacitated person’s best interests). In Court of Protection proceedings. When appointed by the Court of Protection we can act as a professional deputy to manage the affairs of the incapacitated person.

Our Court of Protection team in Newcastle and South Shields can also assist family members or lay deputies in managing others financial affairs.  Our team offers and guidance on the management of finances when an individual has lost or is losing capacity and is unable to progress urgent interim applications to the court.  The Court of Protection team make home visits.