How can the law protect someone who cannot legally make decisions

The Court of Protection is the legal body which decides cases in the best interests of people who lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions.

The work of the Court of Protection broadly divides into two areas Property & Affairs and Health & Welfare which cover issues including

  • a person’s medical treatment
  • where they should live
  • what type of contact they should have with their family or others
  • issues relating to their finances and property

Leading Firm Legal 500 2016Miles & Partners is one of the few firms nationwide specialising in representing vulnerable people, their families and carers. If you are affected by these issues, contact us to talk to a member of our Mental Health & Mental Capacity Team.

The Court of Protection team at Miles & Partners “punches significantly above its weight” and the whole team has considerable “in-depth knowledge and experience in this area.” Legal 500 2016.