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Court of ProtectionCourt Protection

The Court of Protection exists to protect the interests of vulnerable people - typically those suffering from mental incapacity due to illness, accident or old age.

If no Lasting Power of Attorney is in place then the Court of Protection can appoint someone, usually but not always a family member, to look after the vulnerable person’s financial, and sometimes welfare, affairs. If no suitable or willing family member is available or is willing to act as Deputy then the Court of Protection will appoint someone from its Panel of Professional Deputies. To be selected as a member of the Panel extremely stringent requirements have to be met. Richard Martin has been a Panel Member for over six years and covers Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Oxfordshire.

As a result of Richard Martin’s position as Panel Deputy we have amassed a wide experience of this type of work. We represent not only the vulnerable clients of the Court of Protection but also advise and assist family members in their Deputyship applications. We are on hand to help with issues arising during the Deputyship.

We have wide experience in dealing with the Office of the Pubic Guardian and the Court of Protection, the Office of the Official Solicitor, specialist barristers, doctors and psychiatrists, social services, carers and care homes. We can advise and assist and help the deputyship process to proceed smoothly.

Andrews Martin now has one of the leading Elderly and Vulnerable Client Departments in the region. As always we provide a dedicated and compassionate service at a fair and reasonable cost.

If we can help you with any of these matters, please telephone us or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)