Once you have instructed our team to work on your behalf we will make the application to the Court of Protection completing all of the standard forms and advising you throughout.
The court presently charge a £400 application fee and more details on court fees can be found here.
If your application has resulted out of the settlement of a clinical negligence claim then your legal fees and disbursements (Court fees etc.) were most likely to have been included in your claim and you should therefore have such costs covered.
The forms to make an application to the court of protection are extensive and if an award is going to be more than £1 million then it is recommended that a professional deputy, such as a solicitor, is appointed otherwise there may be difficulty in obtaining the insurance which has to be in place before the court will grant deputyship.
Should mental capacity be retained then, instead of applying to the Court of Protection, we can make a separate application for a private trust appointing solicitors and the parents as professional Trustees for their child. Such a trust is flexible and allows decisions to be made quickly and without further intervention of the court. However, we are keen for the child to join in trustee meetings when they get older so that they can partake in their own decisions and understand the workings of the trust, as well as building up a relationship with their professional advisors.
Please feel free to contact us and get in touch on:
Freephone: 0800 884 0722
Anthony's Case - Deputyship
Yvonne’s Case – Deputyship
Jamie’s Case - Deputyship