Court of Protection proceedings relate to arrangements made for individuals who are unable to make decisions for themselves either due to their young age or in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. They may be able to care for themselves everyday but are unable to make big picture decisions such as care, living arrangements or medical treatment in their best interest. These proceedings fall into two categories: health and welfare of the person, such as medical treatment decisions, granting Power of Attorney, Deprivation of Liberty (‘DOLs’), deputyship, guardians etc. Property and financial affairs, including disposal of their property, making financial decisions on their behalf, managing funds for their care, statutory wills, amending property to suit their needs etc.
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