Protecting the Interests of Vulnerable People
We 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.
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 support 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.
Our team also undertake welfare cases in the Court of Protection. they can involve teenagers moving from care to adult services and vulnerable adults where there are concerns around safeguarding.
Our solicitors are regularly instructed by advocates to represent those who are deprived of their liberty and wish to challenge placements in a care home or other authorised setting and represent those who lack capacity through the offices of the Official Solicitor as litigation friend. We help family members who are involved in a health and welfare dispute about their family member such as where they should live or who they should have contact with.