If someone you know is unable to look after their own affairs, you may need to apply to be a deputy through the Court of Protection so that you can safeguard their welfare and finances on their behalf. Applying to the Court of Protection is quite a complex process that requires specialist legal advice and can take time to arrange. We’ve outlined the most common Court of Protection questions people ask us below:
What is court of protection?
How much does it cost?
The solicitor’s fee, which is fixed by the court, is £950 + vat. There is also a £400 court fee although, depending on your income, you may qualify for exemption / remission and a doctor’s medical report costs in the region of £150 - £250. There are other ongoing court administration fees that are payable on an annual basis which we can also advise you on.
How long does the process take?
Who can apply to become a deputy at the Court of Protection?
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