Court of Protection
Enoch Evans have built up an experienced team of professionals, who are specialists in all aspects of Court of Protection, Deputyship Applications, Deputyship Administration, Attorneyship Administration, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Personal Injury Trusts.
When family members or loved ones lose the capacity to independently make important decisions regarding their financial affairs, whether through a degenerative illness, stroke or personal injury, our dedicated Court of Protection team of solicitors are available to offer bespoke advice and support. Enoch Evans experienced and approachable lawyers in Walsall, Sutton Coldfield and Cannock provide assistance in a range of areas, including:
- Completing the application to appoint a Deputy
- Acting as a Deputy
- Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney registration and administration
- Personal Injury Trusts
Partners Richard Neea, Reiss Matthews, Lisa Flavell and Emily Goode have many years of experience in acting as a professional Deputy or Attorney for those who require or prefer the skills and comfort of having an expert appointed to administer their financial dealings, in their best interests.
Both the Court of Protection and Office of the Public Guardian monitor the work we do in this area and in an Assurance Visit by the Office of the Public Guardian in 2020 they commented that while acting for clients who lacked capacity, Richard Neea was ‘acting in an effective and well organised manner’ and ‘ clearly adhering to the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and our own deputyship standards’.
Our Court of Protection Expertise
Completing the application to appoint a Deputy
Having a Lasting Power of Attorney is now essential for all, but a Lasting Power of Attorney can only be prepared while someone has the mental capacity to do so.
If sadly, someone already lacks mental capacity, then a Deputyship Order from the Court of Protection is required. The Court of Protection team at Enoch Evans have the ability to help you decide if a Deputyship Order is needed and if so, assist with obtaining one.
The team will set out exactly what steps are needed to obtain the Deputyship order through the Court of Protection and the likely timescales. We will also explain the duties and responsibilities of a Deputy, so that anyone thinking of becoming a Court appointed Deputy is fully aware before deciding to act.
Acting as a Deputy
Sometimes clients have no-one willing to take on the responsibility of acting as a Deputy for them, or loved ones consider the responsibilities too great and too time consuming.
In these circumstances our Court of Protection Partners, assisted by the Enoch Evans Court of Protection team, have the necessary expertise and knowledge to act for clients and manage their affairs for them, in their best interests.
Acting under a Lasting Power of Attorney (and Enduring Power of Attorney) and administration
Partners Richard Neea, Reiss Matthews , Lisa Flavell and Emily Goode have many years’ experience in being appointed and acting as Attorneys for clients who have no-one able or willing to take on the responsibility for them.
When administering the financial affairs of clients under a Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney we can assist with those matters detailed under ‘Acting as a Deputy’ above.
When administering the financial affairs of clients we can assist with:
- Operating bank and building society accounts.
- Paying day-to-day outgoings, such as mortgage, rent and utility bills.
- Paying residential care or nursing home fees.
- Insuring, maintenance and upkeep of properties.
- Dealing with income tax matters, including assisting with the preparation of tax returns.
- Taking independent financial advice to ensure savings are invested in the most appropriate and, if applicable, tax efficient way.
- Buying or selling properties (if required)
- Ensuring all available welfare benefits are claimed
- All available pensions, allowances and rebates are claimed
- Applying for any entitlement to funding for NHS Continuing Health care, social care or adaptations
Personal Injury Trusts
After a Personal Injury it is important to ensure that any funds awarded are held in the best way to protect them from being taken into account, when calculating a person’s Benefits and Care fees.
The Court of Protection team at our Cannock, Walsall and Sutton Coldfield offices are experts in this area and can give you the best advice, should you or a loved one have had an accident or suffered a personal injury.
Why choose our Court of Protection team?
At Enoch Evans, our team of specialist Court of Protection solicitors in Sutton Coldfield, Cannock and Walsall have a wealth of combined expertise and experience in a diverse range of matters. This is supported by our accreditations from the Law Society, Solicitors for the Elderly and STEP.
Our office locations allow us to support local people, as well as those further afield, having previously worked with clients throughout the UK.
As a firm, we are well established with historical links, but are also proud to be forward thinking, providing innovative solutions and services to ensure that your business receives a comprehensive and highly personal service. Client service is at the heart of all the work we carry out.
What our clients say:
‘Thank you for the professional yet friendly service throughout this process’
‘I wish to take the opportunity to say thank you for your professionalism, legal knowledge and good humour in this matter. Many thanks’
Speak to our Court of Protection team today
To speak to Court of Protection team in Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Cannock and the West Midlands region, please refer to the contact details for each location, email firstname.lastname@example.org or, alternatively, fill in the enquiry form on the right hand side of the page to ask us a question.