Court of protection
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.