Court of Protection


Ellisons Court of Protection team has a breadth of experience which enables us to assist you when a family member or close friend can sadly no longer make decisions themselves.

Lead Contact

Jennie Kingham

Senior Associate, Chartered Legal Executive

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When someone close to you loses the ability to look after their affairs and make decisions for themselves, we are able to offer you guidance at this difficult time.

We understand that this can be a very difficult process. If their mental health has deteriorated to such an extent that they are unable to give instructions for a Power of Attorney, you may have to consider making an application to the Court of Protection to request the necessary legal authority to assist them in managing their affairs.

A Deputy is a person appointed by the Court of Protection to manage the affairs of someone who lacks the mental capacity to do so for themselves. A Deputy is usually a friend or relative of the person who lacks capacity, but in some circumstances could be a professional, such as a lawyer.


We understand that the process of applying for a Deputyship appointment can be confusing, burdensome and upsetting. Our team are able to assist you with Deputyship applications and the ongoing responsibilities once a Deputyship appointment has been made. Our specialist team will ensure that you are provided with clear and straightforward advice.

In addition, where family members or friends find themselves unable to act as Deputy in such matters, we are able to offer a professional deputyship appointment and administration service so that the ongoing administration of the incapable party’s finances is dealt with by our specialist team.

It may be the case that you wish to amend the provisions of a Will for someone close to you that no longer has the required mental capacity to make the amendments themselves. Our specialist team, using their extensive expertise, could assist you with an application to the Court of Protection for a Statutory Will making the necessary amendments, so long as they are in the best interests of the individual.

Main services

  • Property and Affairs Deputyship applications
  • Health and Welfare Deputyship applications
  • Statutory Will and Gift applications
  • Replacement Trustee applications
  • Contentious applications
  • Disputed Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney registrations
  • Health and Welfare disputes
  • NHS Funding applications and appeals

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If you have any enquiries please contact any one of our specialist team who would be pleased to advise you on your options. You can also contact your lawyer individually from ‘Our People’ using the link below.

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