Appointment of a Deputy by the Court of Protection
The Court of Protection has intervention powers for the protection of the vulnerable by the appointment of someone to act in their best interests as a "Deputy".
Although you can apply to become someone’s deputy if they lack mental capacity, like the old Receivership regime, this is a far longer and more costly process than having an LPA in place. Whoever is appointed Deputy has to comply with extensive reporting obligations to the court on an ongoing basis.
The Deputy's powers are similar to a Receiver / Attorney although a Deputy will only very rarely be able to act in relation to a person's personal welfare.
To talk to one of our team about applying for a deputyship order please email @email or call us on 0113 320 5000.