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Deputyship Orders

In the event that someone loses mental capacity and does not have either a Lasting Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney in place, a Deputyship Order will need to be obtained from the Court of Protection.

 

A Deputyship Order appoints a person (or persons) to be a Deputy for someone whom they are concerned is no longer able to deal with their property and financial affairs or health and welfare. This person is known as a Patient.

 

How can we help you?

At W Davies Solicitors, we can assist in applying for and obtaining a Deputyship Order, as well as assisting Deputies in dealing with Patients’ affairs, including the preparation and completion of annual accounts.

Applying for and obtaining a Deputyship Order is a complicated process which can take several months, involving:

  • Completing several statutory forms required by the Court of Protection
  • Corresponding with several parties in relation to the application as prescribed by the Court of Protection
  • Complying with regulations issued by the Court of Protection in serving notice on the Patient and other relatives/interested parties
  • Obtaining necessary insurance cover for the Deputy as stipulated by the Court of Protection.

In addition to these requirements, once the Order is obtained the Court of Protection requires a Deputy to complete accounts each year in respect of their dealings with the Patient’s finances.

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