Court of Protection

Our Court of Protection (COP) solicitors are acknowledged as being among the UKs leading practitioners in this highly specialised and sensitive area of law

We have considerable experience in the provision of legal advice and practical help for families, professionals and others working with or caring for the most vulnerable people. Call us to discuss your circumstances beforehand.

The Court of Protection is charged with safeguarding the best interests of anyone who does not have the mental capacity to manage their own affairs based on the principles established in the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

It works alongside the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) and both these bodies exist to make sure that no-one takes advantage of any individual whose mental capacity is injured or impaired in any way. Often, it’s the entire family who need advice, support and practical guidance.

Above all though we are keenly aware that this is very sensitive work and we offer a highly personalised and responsive service, regularly meeting clients in their own homes, as well as liaising with family, friends and care professionals.

Partner Charlotte Dunn is a member of the OPG Panel of Deputies. She is entrusted to act by the COP and manage the affairs of those who lack capacity and do not have anyone else who can act for them.

Our team of legal advisers of all levels provide specialist legal advice to older, vulnerable people, their families and carers.