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

Miles & 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 and Partners is recognised in the 2020 Legal 500, with the following testimonials:

‘The team really does care about its clients’.

‘They stand out from other firms for their attention to detail and going the extra mile for their clients’.

‘The team provides a professional yet personal service’.

The Court of Protection department is also recognised in Chambers and Partners in band 2 as a ‘well-organised’ firm with ‘extraordinary lawyers.’

‘The firm is a pleasure to deal with. Everyone is very approachable and willing to assist.’

‘The firm is very professional and knowledgeable, and they treat their clients with respect and really seem to care.’