Vulnerable People

When a person lacks mental capacity to deal with their property and affairs, or health and welfare, their affairs are governed by the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

The Office of the Public Guardian and the Court of Protection oversee the use of Lasting Power of Attorneys and appoint property and affairs/health and welfare deputies where a person has lost mental capacity but no Lasting Power of Attorney is in place.

If any dispute arises in respect of the affairs of a person who is deemed to have lost mental capacity, our specialist team will where necessary, work closely with our private client lawyers, which include one of only 60 pre-approved Deputies of the Court of Protection in the country. Together, we provide expert and seamless advice to resolve these often sensitive and distressing matters, robustly protecting our clients’ interests.