Court of Protection

The role of the Court of Protection is to appoint (or replace) a Deputy or Deputies to act for someone who cannot manage their affairs due to mental incapacity, and who has not previously made an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney. 

The Court can also authorise gifts and the creation of a will if the person does not have one, or if an existing will needs to be altered. The Court also has powers to make orders about an incapacitated person’s health and welfare. 

The team at Mullis & Peake LLP have extensive experience of obtaining deputyship orders and Court of Protection procedures. We are regional specialist in the Court of Protection field and currently look after the affairs of more than 100 clients on a continuing basis. 

Samantha Hamilton, a Member of the firm and head of our Private Client department, is one of only 71 appointed as a Court of Protection Panel Deputy. This means that she can be nominated by the court to act for those with no one willing or able to act as Deputy, or where there is a dispute and an independent person is required. 

Our staff will work closely with you to explain the Court of Protection process and provide advice and guidance tailored to your situation, as well as the fixed legal fees and timescales that are associated with much of this work. You will have a direct point of contact but if, for any reason, they are unavailable, there will be someone on hand to offer you assistance throughout the working day. 

Our Expertise

  • Attorney Applications to the Court
  • Deputyship Orders
  • Statutory Wills
  • Gift Applications