Successful applications

An application for appointment as a deputy is usually made by a spouse, partner, relative, close friend or solicitor. The applicant must be over 18. Once appointed by the court the Deputy will be fully accountable to the Court of Protection and must act in the best interests of their friend or relative (“the patient”) at all times.

Duties of a Deputy

Once appointed a Deputy, the decisions you will be responsible for depend on the powers granted to you in the Deputyship order.

Generally, the Deputy has:

  • Access to the individual’s bank accounts.
  • The authority to open a ‘Deputy’ bank account.
  • Manage and pay bills on behalf of the person.
  • Liaising with the Department for work and pensions.
  • Liaising with financial institutions.
  • Sale of the patient’s assets.

A Deputyship application can be extremely time consuming and very costly. This is why we recommend people make a Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) to avoid the need for an application to the Court.

Charles Goodbody Partner Head of Family and Private Client Warminster

Charles Goodbody (Wiltshire)
Partner - Head of family and private client

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