The Court of Protection looks after people who cannot manage their own affairs. You will often see the legal phrase for this which is “lacks capacity”. If your loved does not have capacity to manage their affairs, it means that they are unable to make decisions about important things like their financial arrangements. In this situation, we will apply to the Court of Protection to appoint someone else to help with that person’s finances and, in some cases, make decisions about their health. That person is called a Deputy
At Barratts Solicitors we arrange for a Deputy to be appointed for clients when they have received an interim payment or recovered compensation. We ensure that professionals have carried out a proper assessment so that the cost of a Deputy is included before your case settles. This means that the cost of having a Deputy is part of the compensation so there is enough money to pay for this help in the future. Our Court of Protection and litigation teams work closely together to make sure we get the best possible outcome for you.
Our personal approach means that we genuinely treat each client individually. We also recognise how important it is to listen to you and the experts so we can 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.