Help Guides

Here you’ll find some of our frequently requested help guides. We review and add to this list from time to time. If you are looking for information on a topic that isn’t covered here, please feel free to contact us.

Acting as a Deputy: Your Powers and Duties Explained – Property & Finance

If you are named as a Deputy in an Order from the Court of Protection, then you will be required to make decisions about the affairs of a friend or family member.

How Do I Become a Deputy?: What is a Deputy and how can they help elderly or vulnerable people?

Deputies are appointed by the Court of Protection and are given legal authority to make decisions on behalf of a vulnerable person.

Powers of Attorney v Deputyship Orders: What’s the Difference?

Powers of Attorney and Deputyship Orders both give people the legal authority to act and make decisions on behalf of someone who has lost mental capacity.

Statutory Wills: What Are They and When Might You Need to Make One?

A Statutory Will is a Will made by the Court of Protection on behalf of someone who is unable to make one themselves because they lack the required mental capacity.

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