Mental Capacity Law, Court of Protection & Powers of Attorney
Our dedicated team of mental capacity lawyers are available to help in a range of mental capacity issues.
These issues may arise when you, your relative or friend are unable to make decisions due to a lack of capacity. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 protects people in these circumstances.
OUR LAWYERS HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE DEALING WITH:-
Helping you to make an Application to the Court of Protection to be appointed as Deputy.
Representing people, their families or carers in the Court of Protection where decisions are made in the best interests of those who are unable to make decisions for themselves (regarding medical treatment, finances and property, where they should live and their contact with family members or others).
Acting as a Professional Deputy or Attorney
Representing individuals who lack capacity who live in their own home in circumstances that deprive them of their liberty.
Deprivation of Liberty issues, where vulnerable adults are placed in a hospital or care home as it is considered to be in their best interests and to protect them from harm.
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS).
The preparation and registration of a Lasting Power of Attorney, giving another person the legal authority to act or make decisions on your behalf in circumstances in which you have lost the capacity to make decisions for yourself.
Making an Advance Decision, setting out whether or not you would agree to particular medical treatment and when you might refuse life sustaining treatment.
Completing an assessment and providing you with advice regarding the availability of Legal Aid under our contract with the Legal Aid Agency.
As Mental Capacity and Mental Health specialists we are able to provide advice and experience across a full complement of issues, many of which are intrinsically linked. We are able to deliver a cohesive service, giving you confidence across the full spectrum of mental health and capacity related problems.
For an initial consultation with a member of our team, please contact us on Burnley: 01282 422711, Manchester/Cheshire: 0161 3595730, Blackpool: 01253 922123, Leeds: 03300 557393, Liverpool: 03300 557393 or Chester: 03300 557393. Alternatively email a member of the team directly.