Court of Protection Disputed Deputyships
A deputy is a person appointed by the Court of Protection to make decisions on behalf of someone who lacks the mental capacity to make those decisions themselves.
An attorney is a person who has been chosen by a donor (the person making the appointment) to deal with the donor’s affairs should they lose mental capacity. An attorney was previously appointed under an Enduring Power of Attorney. Since 1 October 2007, a person can appoint an attorney under a Lasting Power of Attorney.
Both a deputy and an attorney can be appointed to help a person who lacks capacity with the following:
- property and affairs
For whatever reason, sometimes there are doubts over whether the person proposed to act as a deputy or attorney is fit to do so.
Our team is experienced in dealing with disputes which may arise over the appointment of a deputy or attorney. Whether you are the proposed deputy or attorney facing a challenge or you have concerns about the person who is intending to become, or is already, a deputy or attorney our team of expert solicitors are on hand to offer you the legal advice and guidance you need.