Harcourt’s barristers working on Court of Protection issues understand very well the difficult issues which can arise when a family member loses or may have lost the capacity to manage their own affairs, and the challenges that presents with those trying to assist them.
We appear regularly for local authorities, NHS bodies and other healthcare providers, the Official Solicitor and the Office of the Public Guardian as well as family members and litigation friends. We present fully argued and persuasive cases on all aspects of financial and property issues in the Court Protection on their behalf.
We can advise on the appointment of deputies, LPA and EPA appointments and thereafter represent parties in disputes which arise generally and about buying and selling a property, making of statutory wills, continuing gifts and the other issues that flow from the difficult and sensitive work of managing an incapacitated person’s financial affairs
We pride ourselves on our ability to work quickly and sympathetically in situations where people are finding the litigation process for the work of helping their family member distressing. This is coupled with our legal and advocacy expertise in this jurisdiction.