If you lose mental capacity and do not have an LPA in place, the Court of Protection steps in to protect and empower you. The Court of Protection can appoint a Deputy to support and manage your affairs. Unlike an Attorney acting under an LPA, a Deputy must report to the Office of the Public Guardian and provide annual financial reports.
A Deputy can be a trusted family member or friend. Alternatively, a professional Deputy can be appointed through the Court of Protection.
Our Forces Law Members can advise you on:
There are different procedures in place for those in Northern Ireland and more information can be obtained from our Member firm at McCartan Turkington Breen
The most important point that we can make is to take advice from one of our specialist firms as soon as possible if you have any related query.