The Court of Protection was established to protect the best interests of people who lack mental capacity.
The Court of Protection makes decisions about those who lack capacity to decide for themselves (such as where they should live and how they should receive their treatment) by applying the principles laid out in the Mental Capacity Act.
Our expert team at Chilcotts Law specialise in a wide range of Court of Protection matters and have acted in a number of important cases involving the rights of a person lacking capacity to make a decision for themselves. Our Court of Protection matters have included:
- Representation of disputed Deputyship applications;
- Challenging public bodies when a person has been deprived of their liberty without the necessary authority (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards);
- Acting as a Litigation Friend for the incapacitated person when their movements have been severely restricted and;
- Challenging the unlawful removal of an incapacitated person from their home.
Should you need any advice or assistance in relation to a Court of Protection matter, our team are more than happy to talk this through with you and represent you at any hearing.