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The Court of Protection deals specifically with matters concerning those that lack capacity to make decisions for themselves.

This Court is also responsible for the registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney and any disputes that arise in relation to the appointment of attorneys, or the management of affairs by attorneys. The Court decides on applications for Deputyships where a person has not and cannot make a Lasting Power of Attorney and does not have the capacity to make decisions about their financial affairs, or health and welfare.

If a person has not made a Will but lacks the capacity to make one then Attorneys or Deputies can apply to the Court to approve a draft Will. This is called a Statutory Will application. Our Private Client team are very experienced in making applications to the Court of Protection to appoint Attorneys and Deputies, making specific applications for certain powers and also to make Statutory Wills.

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