George Ide LLP’s deputyship solicitors can work to advance the best interests of vulnerable people who lack the capacity to manage their own personal and financial affairs.
When is a deputy needed?
Accident or illness, such as a brain injury or dementia, can occur at any time and lead to the person affected losing the ability to manage his or her own affairs.
In the event that the affected person has not made arrangements for this possibility by appointing a lasting power of attorney, it will be necessary that an application for deputyship be made to the Court of Protection.
An application is a five-stage process made up of the following:
- An application form (COP1)
- Annex A – Supporting information (COP1A)
- A medical assessment (COP3)
- A deputy declaration (COP4)
- A Court fee £400 (however, in some instances this may be waivable)
Once this has been successful, the deputy will then have the power to act on behalf of the injured or ill person to ensure that his or her care costs are met and that other financial and personal affairs are managed in a way that is in keeping with his or her best interests.
Managing a settlement
Our deputyship solicitors also act in cases where the Protected Person has received a clinical negligence or accident compensation settlement and needs on-going management of his or her funds.
Additionally, we are happy to provide statements setting out the initial and continuing costs of deputyship.
George Ide LLP deputyship solicitors
Whether you would like help in ensuring a successful deputyship application or would like one of our specialist solicitors to save you the time and stress of deputyship by acting as a professional deputy, feel free to discuss your circumstances with us.
You can contact our deputyship solicitors in one of two ways. Either call us at our Chichester or Bognor offices or email one of our partners featured on this page.
Thank you for your email advising me of the situation. It’s a great relief to know that this is finalised as **** parents are continuing to deteriorate. I’m very grateful to you for the caring and efficient way you dealt with **** herself and for your advice generally and the scale of your fees. I’m glad that we were recommended to you and I will pass on my own recommendations too.C
I want to take this opportunity to thank you all at George Ide so much, for all the help and support you have given to the family down the years and in particular of course whilst acting for us as professional executor. This is an emotional period for all families I’m sure. It has been no different for us. You have handled everything with consummate professionalism throughout and especially so in our more fractious moments.Henry Bennett
I am happy for you to continue finalising the Estate .
Many thanks and best wishes to you all, you have made my Sister and my life so much easier with your efficiency.
It has been an emotional time and somewhat chaotic for us both and your company have shown us great kindness and sensitivity throughout and for this we will always be grateful.
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I would like to thank you & the team at George Ide LLP for the efficient & sensitive management of Mum’s estate which has made a huge difference to both my sister & I after her death.
Many thanks & Kind regardsJayne Rogers
Dear Ursula. Many thanks for your fine work in handling my Dad’s estate. My Mother and I feel very fortunate to have been so well looked after, and, as well as being thorough, you have been especially kind in the manner in which you spoke with my mother. I feel confident that I can provide for my Mum’s every need which is just as my father would have wished.Angela Rider
Just a quick informal note to say thank you to you and Dawn for all the work you have both done in sorting out my Aunt’s Estate. It has been a great help to me and you have provided a first class service at a very fair and reasonable price, thank you for getting it all sorted in such a good time.
Yours SincerelyAndy Ford
Dear Ursula. It was never going to be easy dealing with the personal effects of a loved one, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all your dedicated staff for the kind , thoughtful and professional way you have dealt with all aspects of the estate and helping to bring closure for myself and my family in a timely manner.
Once again , thank you.Philip Allen
I found the service really professional and I was glad I instructed George Ide.Tom Roberts
I would like to thank Ursula, Jill and Mr Enticott for all your hard work. You did a wonderful job.Head of Legacies, National Trust
I have worked with George Ide LLP for many years, initially as a support worker but now as a Registered Manager. I have found their brain injury
team, more specifically Paul Fretwell, to be highly efficient, supportive and effective when working alongside me with a very challenging group of clients. Paul and the team at George Ide LLP have secured settlements ranging from £1-6 million and beyond, ensuring financial security and peace of mind for life for the clients and their families.
I have worked closely over many years with Ursula Watt and Stephen Shine in George Ide LLP’s Court of Protection team. I am always impressed by how adaptable and attentive they are in looking after their brain-injured clients who often display challenging behaviour. They are able to communicate in a way our clients understand and work in a very person centered way. They are firm but fair and always have the clients’ best interests at heart. Karl Thompson. Managing Director, THCS LtdSee Review
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