Court of Protection
The Court of Protection has the power to decide whether a person has the mental capacity to make a decision and what type of decision they have the capacity to make. It can make orders regarding the financial or personal welfare of a person who is deemed to lack capacity and can decide what is in the persons best interests.
Consideration may be given to:
• whether a person is able to make a decision him or herself
• medical treatment
• where a person should live
• what type of contact a person should have with his or her family or others
• issues relating to a person’s finances and property
We can offer advice and representation to family members who are concerned about decisions taken by Local Authorities about a family member who lacks capacity.