Contentious Court of Protection
If you are served with notice of a Court of Protection application, whether that be for an individual’s Health & Welfare or Property & Financial Affairs, you may be unsure of how to respond.
You may, therefore, wish to obtain expert legal advice in this area so that you may make an informed decision about whether you should consent to the application or whether you should oppose it.
Similarly, if you have made an application to the Court of Protection and the matter is in the process of being litigated, we are able to assist you. We can attend the hearings with you which will be held at a local court and guide you through the court process.
In Property and Financial Affairs applications, the general rule is that the Patient (the individual who is the subject of the application) pays the costs of all of the parties; legal aid is not available in this type of matter.
In Health & Welfare applications, any costs incurred during a contested hearing are usually borne by the parties themselves and not by the Patient.