Deputyship

Our Partnership Approach

Our Court of Protection Deputyship Service brings together the expertise of our team at The Money Carer Foundation in partnership with our dedicated Solicitors at Hillyer McKeown.

By delivering this service in close partnership we provide vulnerable people who require a Court appointed Deputy with the combined benefits of having an experienced Solicitor as their Deputy along with the unique services and creative support that we provide to all of our clients.

In keeping with our social agenda we provide this service at low cost so that those individuals who would benefit from our involvement are able to access it. This joined up approach allows our clients to get much more support at a significantly lower cost than other professional deputies. The cost of our Solicitor applying to the Court of Protection for them to be appointed as Deputy is simply £850 plus VAT.

The process of the Court appointing a Deputy can be quite time consuming and lengthy and it fact it typically takes about 4 months for a Deputyship Order to be issued. This is due to the requirement of interested parties to be contacted and provided with Court forms and time to respond to the application should they wish. Interested parties could be family members, financial institutions or social services for example.

The Court also needs to be provided with evidence of the individuals inability to manage thier own financial affairs. This is provided via a Capacity Assessment typically undertaked by a Doctor or Psychiatrist or suitabley qualified social worker and presented to the Court on form COP3.

As we regularly speak with a network of doctors and psychiatrists who specialise in this field we are able to arrange for the capacity assessment to be undertaken in a location most comfortable to the client. This could be in their own home or place of residence for example.

To learn more about our unique Deputyship service please contact the team and we will be happy to answer all of your questions and provide for information.

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