Health and welfare decisions

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Specialist advice on all aspects of decision making for others

  • No-one has an automatic right to administer someone else’s affairs, even if they are married or in a civil partnership with them.
  • Where an individual lacks capacity to make a decision themselves, it is important to consider whether anyone has been legally appointed to make decisions on that individual’s behalf (known as their attorney), or whether an application to the Court of Protection is required in order for someone to be appointed as a decision maker (known as a deputy).

There are two types of decisions that can be made on behalf of an individual, each requiring specific authority:

  1. Health and welfare; and
  2. Property and finance.
Rebecca Sparrow

Rebecca Sparrow

Partner | Community care, Court of protection

023 8071 8878

A wealth of knowledge in decision making for others

Our specialist Court of Protection teams work together to ensure that all aspects of decision making are considered, ensuring that powers of attorney or deputyships are in place wherever necessary.

Our specialist team work across our offices in London, Southampton, Woking, Richmond, Lymington and Guildford, offering expert advice and support to families on a local and national level.

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