Many vulnerable people and their families are frustrated by the lack of a service they receive or the imposition of a service that they do not want. Of course it’s not always disagreements with care providers that cause problems.
We are also involved in cases where families cannot agree what level or type of care should be given. It can come as a shock for next of kin when they discover the law does not give them special decision making powers over their incapacitated loved ones.
It is essential that the best interests of the individual needing care are put first and their needs and finances are protected.
We advise many families and service users who feel aggrieved by the actions of health authorities, social services and even other family members.
Court of Protection specialists
We have a team of specialists dedicated to Court of Protection advice including: Finance; Health and personal welfare; Deprivation of Liberty appeals and sadly, we come across many examples of abuse and seek to use the legal process to uphold the rights of the vulnerable.
Court of Protection team
Our experienced Court of Protection team cover the court hearing centres in Liverpool, Manchester, Chester, Preston, Caernarvon, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and London. We continue to build our Court of Protection department representing incapacitated clients on behalf of litigation friends including the Official Solicitor in the following areas:
- Appointing a deputy or acting as a deputy
- Lasting Powers of Attorney or Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Statutory Wills and trusts
- Personal injury trusts, including those for children
- Court of Protection health and welfare disputes
We also provide advice to:
- Local authorities and their legal departments
- Independent sector providers of hospital, residential and domiciliary care
- Old age services and learning disability organisations
- Voluntary and charitable organisations