Court of Protection agrees successor deputy


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If someone lacks the mental capacity to appoint someone else to manage their financial affairs on their behalf (through a power of attorney), then the Court of Protection will appoint someone to do this. Usually, a family member will apply to the Court to be appointed, but the application is long-winded, expensive and inflexible.

Over recent years, the Court of Protection has begun accepting more joint and several applications for Deputyships, whereby individuals can share the role and the survivor of them can continue alone. Now, the Court has finally agreed the appointment of successor deputies.

For example in the case of ‘H’, a young lady’s parents applied to the Court for successor deputies as they wanted reassurance as to who would look after their daughters’ affairs after they had died, and the Court agreed to this.

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