Court of Protection Q&A

We took part in #SolicitorChat on Twitter this morning which was all about the Court of Protection.

Some of the answers we gave are set out below.

What is the Court of Protection and who does it help?

The Court of Protection is the part of the court system which makes decisions about financial or welfare matters for people who can’t make those decisions for themselves because they lack the capacity to do so.

What is the Office of the Public Guardian?

The Office of the Public Guardian is a government body which works to protect the assets and supervise the management of the financial affairs of people who lack mental capacity to make their own decisions.

What does a Court of Protection solicitor do and when should you speak to one?