Court of Protection

Our in-depth experience of the Court of Protection and their intricate powers and processes means we are well placed to handle any matters requiring the input of the Court.


Our solicitors have a wealth of experience in dealing with the Court of Protection, meaning we can put our clients in a very strong position when applying to the Court or dealing with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG).

The Court of Protection is a specialist court dealing with the affairs of people who are unable to make their own decisions due to mental incapacity. The Court can:

  • Appoint deputies to make decisions on behalf of people lacking mental capacity
  • Oversee arguments concerning attorneys and/ or deputies
  • Consider applications in relation to the affairs of a person who is mentally incapable, including statutory will applications, applications for the approval of lifetime gifts and the administration of powers of attorney

The OPG is the administrative arm of the Court of Protection.

We sit on the Court’s panel of solicitors and our senior partner regularly acts as deputy for individuals either with complicated affairs or who have no family members (or willing family members) to undertake the role of deputy. Also, five of our Private Client team are fully qualified members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Our specialist knowledge puts us ahead of the field when it comes to all things Court of Protection related. Based in Martlesham Heath near Ipswich, Suffolk we can handle your matter with expert knowledge and understanding.

For peace of mind that your affairs will be handled by experts, and with understanding, speak to our Private Client team.

Contact us, we are here to help.


“I would personally like to thank you for all your help and support through this process, which frankly we would have never been able to achieve without your input.”

Court of Protection
Key Contacts


James Skellorn
01473 617302
Nick Palmer
01473 617307
Lindsey Sharples
01473 611211
Peter Gooch
01473 617305
Simon Tilling
01473 611211
Gail Frankland
01473 611211
Ann-Marie Matthews
01473 350574