Mental incapacity solicitors

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Mental incapacity can be a difficult and sensitive issue to navigate. Our team of experienced mental capacity lawyers are here to provide expert legal advice and support to individuals and families who are dealing with mental incapacity.

Our mental capacity solicitors offer a range of services to help protect vulnerable individuals and ensure their best interests are always at the forefront of any decision-making process. These include dealing with lasting powers of attorney, Court of Protection applications, and deputyship orders.

Under law, no one has the automatic right to deal with someone else’s decisions or choices, regardless of whether they are married, in a civil partnership or are related to them. In the circumstances where the individual involved does not have the capacity themselves to make the decisions needed, only someone who has been legally appointed can handle these things on their behalf.

If there is not someone who has already been granted Power of Attorney to make decisions on behalf of the individual.

  • For property and financial matters there may need to be an application made to the Court of Protection. This is needed so that someone can be appointed as a deputy (i.e. with the power to make decisions) so that the affairs of the individual can be managed in their best interests.
  • For health the treating doctors would make decisions
  • For welfare it would be adult services and a social worker would be appointed
Nicola Turner

Nicola Turner

Senior associate | Court of protection

023 8071 6113

What is mental incapacity?

Mental incapacity is an individual’s inability to make decisions or manage their affairs due to a cognitive impairment such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, or mental illness. In these cases, a Court of Protection may appoint a deputy to manage the individual’s affairs.

Why choose our mental incapacity solicitors?

Choosing our mental incapacity solicitors means choosing a team of experienced professionals who understand the complexities of mental capacity law. We provide tailored advice and support to individuals and their families, ensuring their best interests are always at the forefront. Our compassionate approach and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome sets us apart in this field.

How can our mental incapacity solicitors help?

Our mental incapacity solicitors can provide expert legal advice and support for individuals who lack capacity due to mental illness or disability. We can assist with applications for deputyship, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and Court of Protection proceedings, ensuring that our clients’ best interests are protected and their wishes are respected. Our team has extensive experience in this complex area of law and is committed to providing compassionate and practical advice to our clients and their families.

We have offices in LondonRichmondSouthamptonGuildfordLymington and Woking and offer specialist support to those requiring assistance in this area of law both locally and nationally.

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