Deputies—appointment, duties and powers

Deputies—appointment, duties and powers guidance:

Although the Court of Protection (the court) can make a one-off order in respect of a person who lacks capacity, this is not always the best solution. When it is not, the...

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A protected party (P) will come within the jurisdiction of the Court of Protection (the court) only when there is medical evidence of incapacity. The court is then able...

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Although the Court of Protection (the court) can make a one-off order in respect of a person who lacks capacity, this is not always the best solution. When it is not, the...

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Brexit impact The UK has voted to leave the EU and is due to leave on exit day, as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. The...

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For all those appointed by the Court of Protection to act as a deputy for property and financial affairs or health and welfare, either as a lay deputy or a professional...

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Duties The duties of court-appointed deputies are set out in the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005) and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice (MCA 2005 Code of...

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A person who makes a lasting power of attorney (LPA) is commonly referred to as the 'donor', whereas a person on whose behalf the Court of Protection appoints a deputy is...

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A person who makes a lasting power of attorney (LPA) is commonly referred to as the 'donor', whereas a person on whose behalf the Court of Protection appoints a deputy is...

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Order appointing the deputy Unless the application and notification procedure give rise to any queries or objections then, on the elapse of 21 days from the last...

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