Who can be a Deputy?

A relative usually acts as a deputy, but it could be a close friend or other person. If no one suitable can be found, the Court of Protection (COP) can appoint a profesional to act as the persons deputy. Local authorities or organisations such as The Money Carer Foundation can also become the Court of Protection approved deputy. Law firms also act as deputies although the fees charged by solicitors tend to be much higher than other professional organisations that can assume the role.

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