COURT OF PROTECTION
Protecting Your Rights and Civil Liberties
DEPRIVATIONS OF LIBERTY
At Stefani Solicitors we defend our client's Human Rights and Civil Liberties.
The Court of Protection is responsible for helping people that are said to lack the mental capacity to make certain decisions. The court can make decisions on that person's health and welfare as well a property and financial affairs.
We can assist you in bring applications to challenge:
DOLS deprivations of liberty
where a person should live
what care a person should receive
what contact a person should have with others
appropriateness of care and treatment
serious medical treatment
end of life care
Funding for Legal Representation
Private or legal aid funding is available in Court of Protection matters. Non-means-tested Legal Aid is available for cases brought under Section 21A of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Our solicitors are experts in challenging Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding Orders (DOLS).
If you are bringing an application as a litigation friend for “P”, the person who is means tested is “P”. This is because “P” is the person who requires legal representation.
We assist clients in deputyship applications
for property and affairs
for personal health and welfare
The type of deputyship you will require depends on individual circumstances of you and the vulnerable person in question.
Section 16 MCA 2005 gives the Court power to make decisions (i.e. an order) on behalf of a person who lacks capacity (‘P’) in respect of their personal welfare or property and affairs.
We represent family members of P and P in their proceedings to challenge medical treatment decisions.
We also represent clients in cases concerning the withdrawal and withholding of treatment for those that lack capacity.