Swayne Johnson Solicitors Denbigh

The Court does not intervene without an application by relatives or others such as friends or neighbours who may have become concerned about someone and their apparent inability to manage their own affairs satisfactorily.

The Court of Protection is not an organisation to be feared or dreaded and, indeed, its role is to be welcomed. The sole interest of the Court is the person whose affairs need to be looked after.

The Court will ensure that a Deputy is appointed to act on behalf of the incapacitated person the role of the Deputy is to act, effectively, as a Manager and Trustee over the affairs of the incapacitated person. The Deputy can be a family member or can be a professional. Dependent upon the needs of the person concerned and the nature of that person's affairs, the role can be time consuming.