Capacity & Court of Protection

Capacity & Court of Protection

 

The Court of Protection was established by the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to safeguard the rights of people who lack capacity to make decisions regarding their own property and affairs or personal welfare. Individuals might not have capacity to make decisions for themselves for various reasons including learning disabilities, accidents at birth, head injuries, mental illness or dementia.

We advise individuals, their families and carers, trustees, beneficiaries and other professionals on a broad range of issues related to capacity including the law and procedure of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and ongoing financial management and planning.