The Court of Protection
This is the Court that looks after people who cannot manage their own affairs. You will often see the legal phrase for this which is “lacks capacity”. What does it mean if your loved does not have capacity to manage their affairs? In this situation, they can not make decisions about important things like their financial arrangements. We will apply to the Court of Protection to appoint someone else to help with that person’s finances. In some cases, the Court will also appoint someone to make decisions about their health. That person is called a Deputy
Court of Protection Deputy
At Barratts Solicitors we arrange for a Deputy to be appointed for clients when they have received an interim payment or recovered compensation. Deputies are entitled to charge for their time and to claim for expenses. Because of this, we ensure that the professionals who assess our clients factor in the cost of a Deputy. We then ask the Court to include this when it is settling your case. Put simply, we make sure our clients receive enough compensation to be able to pay for a Deputy in the future. Our Court of Protection and litigation teams work closely together to make sure we get the best possible outcome for you.
We genuinely treat each client individually and we recognise how important it is to listen to you and the experts. We work together as a team to best meet your changing needs during your lifetime. You can feel confident that you are in the best hands to protect your future.
Our Deputy Team is headed up by Julie Greenwood. Julie gained a lot of experience of working on behalf of clinical negligence clients in high value cases before deciding to work full time as a Deputy from 2007. Julie’s experience is invaluable. You will benefit from her depth of knowledge and she will support you during the litigation as well as after the case has concluded.