Our team of specialist solicitors can see you through the process of applying to the Court of Protection to become your loved one’s deputy.

A deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection to make decisions in relation to property and financial affairs as well as health and welfare where a person has lost mental capacity.

Unless your loved one has already prepared an Enduring Power of Attorney (pre 2007) or Lasting Power of Attorney which appoints you as their Attorney, then in order to have the authority to deal with their affairs you would need to apply to the Court of Protection to become their Court Appointed Deputy.

Furthermore we can offer a full Deputyship service if necessary, which will see one of our qualified solicitors act on behalf of your loved one.

In addition, as one of few firms outside of London to have a dedicated full time contentious probate team we can help you should you have any concerns about the way in which a loved one or family member is being cared for by someone else.

The Court of Protection is a branch of the high court of England and Wales and are responsible for making decisions on financial or welfare matters for people who can’t make decisions at the time they need to be made.

You can find out more about the Court of Protection on the .Gov website here.

We can help you

  • Apply to the Court of Protection to become a loved one’s Deputy
  • Put in place a statutory will
  • Understand your duties as a Deputy
  • Complete annual deputy reports
  • Where there is a dispute involving a power of Attorney
  • Where there is a dispute regarding an application to the Court of Protection
  • Apply for court approval of a decision
  • Make an application to remove a deputy or attorney
  • Deal with a trust where a trustee has lost mental capacity
  • Take action where there is suspected financial or other abuse of a vulnerable adult


Ann-Marie Aston, Notary Public, The Wilkes Partnership, Birmingham Solicitors Solihull
Ann-Marie Aston

Partner, Court of Protection Lead

Sophie Fenn, The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors, Birmingham, Solihull
Sophie Fenn

Associate Solicitor, Private Client

Verity Lee, Lasting Power of Attorney Solicitor, Solihull, Birmingham,Midlands
Verity Shepherd

Senior Legal Executive, Private Client

Lucy Cox
Lucy Cox

Solicitor, Private Client

Rachael Chambers, Private Client Solicitor, Birmingham, The Wilkes Partnership
Rachael Chambers

Solicitor, Private Client

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