Mental Capacity, Court of Protection and Funding
What we do
If you or a loved one is struggling to access care, either because you are unclear about what options are available to you or because you don’t know how to pay for the care you or your loved one needs, you’re not alone.
Our team can help explain the options and advise on a number of funding and care law issues including:
- Care packages and how to challenge them;
- Local Authority funding and how to challenge funding decisions;
- Deprivation of assets and how to avoid it;
- Estate planning to better protect your assets against care home fees.
Our team also have experience of managing property and finances for clients when they are no longer able to do so themselves, and can assist you with:
- Preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney;
- Applications to the Court of Protection (where an individual lacks capacity) for
- Deputyship Orders to manage their finances and, where appropriate health and welfare and
- other contentious and non-contentious issues, including but not limited to Statutory Wills and Appointment of Trustee for the sale of jointly held land;
- Explaining your duties as an Attorney or Deputy; and
- Management of property and finances on behalf of individuals where we are appointed an attorney or deputy.
How we do it
We understand that exploring care options, funding and the management of someone’s affairs, can be overwhelming for individuals as well as their families. We pride ourselves as a team on providing a professional yet personal service to our clients. We aim to make complex issues clearer and work with our clients so that they understand the options available to them.
Why choose us
We are an extremely friendly and approachable team who genuinely care about finding the best possible outcome for our clients.
Our specialist team have personal experience of these issues having dealt with matters themselves as attorney or deputy, and regularly attend training on this area of law to keep our knowledge up to date. We have built up a number of specialist contacts to ensure that we can offer our clients the best possible advice to help resolve their issues.
We pride ourselves in being a dementia friendly firm.