If a person lacks capacity to manage their financial affairs and does not have a Power of Attorney in place, sometimes a Deputy needs to be appointed.
A Deputy is a representative appointed by the Court of Protection authorising that person to act on behalf of the incapacitated person. The Deputy’s authority will then continue for as long as the terms of the Order allow.
Deputy’s duties can often include managing bank accounts and investments and sometimes selling property.
The application process can be somewhat complicated. Hewitts have a team that can assist with Court of Protection matters. Please contact any of our offices.