The cost of a Deputy is paid for privately. Legal Aid funding is not available to cover the costs. This is why our Litigation team will include the future costs in your compensation claim. Also, we appoint a Deputy as early as possible so we can make the best assessment of your long-term costs.
The Court of Protection prefers professional Deputies to be appointed. This is because the duties of a Deputy are demanding, especially when someone is setting up care packages or buying a house for you. Our team will carry on supporting you after the litigation has finished because we have a dedicated Deputy working with you. Barratts will always support you with a small and experienced professional team. This means you will never get lost in a large, overworked and inexperienced team. You will not have to speak with someone who does not know you. We get to know you so we can provide you with a service which is both personal and efficient.